Partner, European and UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor

14 South Square
Gray's Inn



Trade mark star 2023


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Trade mark
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark prosecution

Industry sectors:

Medical devices

James is head of the Trade Marks and Designs Group at J A Kemp. James's experience since 1996 has included extensive handling of multi-jurisdictional clearance searching; advising on filing strategy; trade mark prosecution of unusual marks; conducting trade mark related litigation; and handling anti-dilution campaigns. Clients appreciate James's pragmatic and cost-conscious approach. 

James works with a variety of clients worldwide in a number of sectors, in particular pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical devices and the wine industry. He also leads the firm's Paris-based trade marks operation. 

James is Co-editor of the Trade Mark Handbook (a Thomson Reuters publication) and Author of Practical Law’s “Pharmaceutical Trade Marks” (a Lexis Nexis publication). 

James travels extensively and is a frequent visitor to Japan and Korea.


Year Joined Firm: 2002


  • University of Manchester, Honours Degree in Law (LLB)
  • LLM International Business Law

Network Memberships:

  • Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • UK Council Member and Treasurer of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI-UK)
  • Chair to CET Group 1 (European Community Trade Mark matters) of FICPI International


Last updated 5th February 2021