I have been a Director, Trade Marks at Murgitroyd & Company since 2006, but have been almost 40 years in the trade marks profession, 10 years in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Uganda) and 30 years in the United Kingdom.

I am a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in the UK, a Registered Trade Mark Agent in Ireland and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

I deal primarily with all aspects of trade mark work, from search and clearance through filing and prosecution to registration; infringements and passing off; licensing and changes in ownership; opposition, revocation and cancellation; customs recordal; trade mark watch services and trade mark portfolio management, strategy and advice, both in the UK and worldwide. I also handle ancillary rights such as registered and unregistered designs, copyright and domain names; and company name disputes.

I deal with a wide range of clients, from individuals to multinational companies, in a wide range of fields. Every day is interesting!


  • Company names
  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Domain names
  • Geographical indications
  • Trade marks