Geoff provides specialist advice regarding the registration, management and protection of intellectual property rights and, in particular, trade marks and designs. He is a highly experienced practitioner before the UK and EU Trade Mark / Design Registries and provides strategic advice regarding international IP protection strategies. His practice covers diverse industry sectors including, in particular, pharmaceuticals/veterinary, software, engineering and fashion.
Geoff began his career as a patent and trade mark attorney, before qualifying as a solicitor. Subsequently he worked in industry within the IP team of a global multinational company, before becoming a partner in the trade mark department of a London law firm. Geoff joined HGF in 2004.
Geoff is qualified as a registered Trade Mark Attorney and as a UK Solicitor. He is a member of the UK Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, the European Community Trade Mark Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA).