I advise clients on worldwide brand protection, clearance searches, trade mark filing strategies, trade mark prosecution and oppositions. I have considerable expertise of UKIPO and EUIPO procedure including hearings at the UKIPO. Sectors include technology, social media, FMCG, luxury brands, hospitality and pharmaceuticals.
I also advise on the protection and exploitation of copyright works, particularly in the publishing and music industries. I am the joint author of Jones and Benson: Publishing Law now in its fifth edition.
I have been recommended in a number of directories including Legal 500 and Chambers.
WTR1000 UK 2020 described me as "a business-minded lawyer who always comes prepared with a thoughtful, real-world solution to a problem".
Who's Who Legal for Trade Marks states I am considered "an excellent lawyer by commentators".
I am a member of INTA, Marques, ECTA and CITMA. I am one of the three editors of INTA's Guide to Madrid which is regarded as one of the most useful online guides. I have been Chairman of INTA's Trade Mark Office Practices EUIPO Committee and currently sit on that committee.
I have spoken at INTA and Marques. I have also been a lecturer for a number of years on the Oxford IP Diploma course.