Partner and Head of Trade Marks and Domain Names practice group

Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square


+44 (0)20 7430 7505

Trade mark star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Trade mark
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Food & beverage
Technology hardware

John is Head of the firm’s highly regarded and growing Trade Mark and Domain Names Group. He is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and a European Trade Mark Attorney.

John is an acknowledged prosecution expert. He has substantial expertise in relation to Trade Mark portfolio reviews, rebranding programmes and advice on global protection and enforcement strategies. He specialises in providing global strategy advice. John acts for many household names, from major UK retailers to food manufacturers.

John also has particular experience in Trade Marks Registry hearings and regularly takes hearings in the prosecution stages of proceedings for clients of the firm. He has an extensive background of contentious proceedings before the UKIPO, the EUIPO and before Registries internationally and is a particular specialist in Community Trade Mark procedure and opposition proceedings. Recently he has provided litigation support to clients in appeals to the Higher Courts of the EU, including the ECJ.

John frequently acts in counterfeit cases with trading standards and also supports clients in cases involving HM Revenue and Customs.

John acts on a pro bono basis for the charity that provides emotional support, filing UK and Madrid applications on its behalf. He also drafted an agreement between the charity and a subsidiary charity.   



  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Southampton   

Network Memberships: INTA, CITMA


Last updated 6th May 2020