Joel McDonald, Trade Mark Attorney, IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement
I am a qualified trade mark attorney in the trade mark and brand protection team.
I trained in a well-known regional trade mark agency practice before moving to Fieldfisher following qualification. My aim is to always achieve the best result for my client, whether that be putting one in the win column, reaching settlement, or obtaining solid protection for their brands.
I have particular expertise in worldwide trade mark filing strategies, clearing trade marks for use and registration, trade mark filing and prosecution work, and contentious matters such as opposition and cancellation actions throughout the world. I also have experience in domain name complaints before Nominet and ICAAN. I have advised clients in a wide range of industries, but have particular experience in the cosmetics, industrial machinery and tools, and online dating and entertainment sectors.
I am a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
I am a huge lover of sports with my particular favourites being rugby, football and baseball. I also enjoy spending time travelling and taking in culture with my wife.