Trademark Attorney - Consultant
I studied at Leicester University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Engineering, specialising in electronic engineering with computing. I became a European Trade Mark Attorney in 1999, and qualified as a Registered U.K. Trade Mark Attorney in 2000.
I worked in house at Rothmans International, and then moved in to private practice working for Grant Spencer Caisley & Porteous, and then Mewburn Ellis prior to joining Mathisen & Macara LLP. I also worked in the USA dealing with Domestic law (divorce, legitimation, medical negligence and motor vehicle accident law).
My trade mark experience regularly covers practically every class of goods and services (with a personal interest in cars, motorbikes and computing). I have experience carrying out IP due diligence assessments, and representing clients before the U.K. IP Office and EU IP Office (European Intellectual Property Office). Recognising that real-life situations encountered by clients require real-life solutions based on compromise and on cost when appropriate, I have a track record of delivering pragmatic and industry-based advice on IP strategy.
Litigious actions are becoming more frequent, and I have had considerable experience in negotiating favourable settlements for clients on both sides of the table.