I have worked in the world of trade marks since 1985, serving clients of many different shapes and sizes (from sole traders to multi national companies) in almost all business sectors and also working extensively with foreign attorneys.
I deal with all trade mark matters, from initial choice and clearance, to registration, management, renewal and commercial exploitation and work collaboratively with other service providers for the protection of company names, domain names and on contractual matters, etc.
My work includes challenging the misuse of trade marks by others, defending clients from third party objection and advising on licensing and valuation. I deal with opposition, cancellation and revocation matters and work with external counsel on issues of infringement and passing off. I also provide trade mark watching services, customs recordals and portfolio management services.
Trade marks are valuable assets, the protection, management and commercialisation of which can be business critical.