Partner, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Bedford House, 21A John Street

+44 20 7831 7929

Trade mark star 2022



United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Trade mark
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Financial services

James is one of the most experienced and helpful trade mark attorneys, working with brand owners and their advisers to seek to maximise the product income and corporate value, arising from their trade marks.

He has helped to secure the protection through registration of thousands of trade mark applications in 170 countries, resolving more than 2,500 oppositions, and is very familiar with many adversaries, their attorneys and the businesses of clients and competitors.

Working with an efficient team, James provides concise, commercially useful advice and strategies, so as to meet particular clients’ wishes.

James is known for providing strategic advice on maximising corporate value and product income, building strong brands and reducing costs through:

  • Helping companies choose the best brand names which can be protected;
  • Protecting and defending their trade mark assets;
  • Providing efficient management of IP portfolios of all sizes;
  • Solving problems and resolving disputes cost-effectively; and
  • Developing company-wide brand protection and commercialisation strategies.

He is described as “responsive, approachable, commercially orientated and great to work with”, providing ”clear, concise and outstanding service”.

All clients of all sizes, including many charities, benefit from the same wealth of experience, efficient systems and knowledge of target markets and competitors; issues are dealt with promptly, cost effectively, creatively and pragmatically.

Education/Alumni: LL.B, Hons. Law Degree; LL.M. (Cambridge), Masters of Law Degree, Law Society Finals (Chester)

Network Memberships: PTMG – Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group, INTA – International Trade Mark Association, CITMA –Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, ECTA – European Community Trade Marks Association, IoD – Institute of Directors


Last updated 16 August 2021