Partner, Trade mark attorney

Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Rd


Trade mark star 2023



United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Trade mark
Trade mark prosecution

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Film & music
Food & beverage

Ryan handles a wide variety of trade mark matters. His practice includes clearance searches, the filing and prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation actions, and advising on licences and assignments. He has substantial experience of filing and managing worldwide applications via the Madrid Protocol. He is particularly experienced in clearance searches and was awarded the prize for the highest mark for the searching paper in the Final qualifying examinations.

He works for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. His clients are drawn from fields including telecommunications, food and drink, gaming, fashion and music, whilst he has a growing ‘greentech’ practice.

He has filed successful complaints via Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service to force the transfer of abusive domain name registrations.

Ryan also handles European Registered Design applications and advises clients on copyright issues. He has acted as an Examiner for the Final examinations for qualification as a Trade Mark Attorney in the UK and lectured students on trade mark law. He is a contributor to The Community Trade Mark Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell).

Before entering the profession, he gained six years' experience in marketing, managing high-profile campaigns for clients in the financial services, media and telecommunications industries.

Ryan works as part of our integrated European team and splits his time between our London and Hilversum offices.

Year Joined Firm: c.2009

Education/Alumni: University of Oxford

Network Memberships: MITMA


Last updated 21 October 2021