Nick has worked in Intellectual Property for thirty years, dealing primarily with trade mark and brand related issues. He has worked for firms of solicitors and firms of trade mark attorneys as well as for a major UK brand owner. Over the years he has handled a wide range of contentious and non contentious IP related matters including both conducting and supervising litigation, portfolio management, trade mark clearance and registration, sponsorship, advertising and licensing. He has also acted for a wide variety of brand owners, ranging from FMCG to electronics to the service industries.
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Worst ever journey: the bomb scare on the flight to our honeymoon destination would take some beating.
Best ever journey: cycling around the temples at Pagan in Burma and just trying to imagine what the place was like when they were being built.
Wine or beer: beer, or even better any Islay Single Malt.
Worst sporting moment: being given out lbw for 96 by a team mate when I definitely got an inside edge. I never got anywhere near a century again.
Favourite album: dead heat between Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan and Can’t buy a Thrill by Steely Dan.
Favourite book: anything by William Boyd
Scariest career moment: having to make several tight calls on a major rebranding exercise for a FTSE 100 company. Fortunately they were all right…….
1977-1980: Shaw & Co., London – articled clerk/assistant solicitor
1981-1984: Deacons, Hong Kong – assistant solicitor in Intellectual Property Department
1984-1985: Woodham Smith, London – assistant solicitor in Intellectual Property Department
1985-1998: Guinness plc, London – solicitor in Trade Marks/Legal Team
1998-2007: Hallmark IP, London – trade mark attorney
2007-2011: Rouse, London – partner and head of UK Trade Marks team
2011 – date: Sipara: Partner at Sipara
Law Degree, King’s College London
Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales
Admitted as a solicitor, Hong Kong