• International Work

    • Advising on the international development of business whether through acquisition of businesses or intellectual property.
    • Recently advised International joint ventures in Germany, Sweden, India and China both for Licensor and Licensee.
    • Advised on International licensing issues.
    • Protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights around the world for brands across a wide range of sectors.
    • Advising in relation to comparative advertising issues.
    • Advising on intellectual property strategies across a range of IP disciplines.
    • Recently advised on major IP litigation in India, Ireland, Spain and China.

    Trade Marks

    • Advising on the creation, clearance and registration and policing of international brands including for instance ASOS, The White Company, Thomas Cook’s new logo, Asprey and Garrard, Travelex, Thomas Cook, Cheyne and IKOS.
    • Producing the strategy and co-ordinating the protection and defence of well known various trade mark registrations around the world. 
    • Providing watching services whether domain names, trade mark or corporate names.
    • Providing strategic and local advice both defending and procuring trade mark infringement.Negotiating co-existence arrangements which operate in multiple jurisdictions.
    • Resolving licensing disputes around the world in Denmark, Norway, Greece, Germany, China, India, Gibraltar, and UAE.
    • Providing the English law advice in the Californian proceedings between Franklin Mint v Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Developing a worldwide strategy for the challenging of the Memorial Fund’s trade marks.

    Patent Work

    • Establishing patent protection and enforcement strategies for technology businesses involved in personal organiser software; sound recognition systems and telecommunication infrastructure strategy for technology and trade secrets.
    • Managing and supervising patent litigation, design infringement and unfair competition actions in Australia, USA, Germany, China and Hong Kong.

    Copyright/Designs/Data Privacy

    • Advising USA financial corporations on data protection.
    • Advising on the acquisition of algorithms and software, on behalf of USA computer and dealing with licensing risk issues.
    • Advising on technology and privacy issues.
    • Bringing first design infringement case in the Republic of Ireland based on EU design legislation.
    • Advice re acquisition of many different designs from diamonds, luxury goods, toys and kitchen equipment.
    • Bringing unregistered design infringement cases in UK, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
    • Cardiff Law School, LL.B.
    • England and Wales
    • Law Society
    • International Trade Mark Association
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity CLE for KKR – Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 9, 2021) 
    • Trends in the Enforcement of Privacy Laws – ACC Israel, Webinar (March 18, 2021)
    • Cybersecurity Breakfast Roundtable for Asset Managers – Dechert LLP,  London (February 25, 2020) 
    • How Will Brexit Impact Businesses With International Operations? Are You Prepared, Deal or No Deal? – Dechert LLP, New York (October 10, 2019) 
    • GDPR: The First Six Months – Dechert LLP, Webinar (January  23, 2019) 
    • GDPR: The First Six Months – Dechert LLP, New York (October 11, 2018) 
    • European Data Protection Legislation and the Asset Management Industry – Dechert LLP, Webinar (December 6, 2017)