David heads up the Trade Mark team at HGF. He advises his clients on the protection and management of their trade mark portfolios, encompassing all aspects of trade mark protection from clearance searches, prosecution and registering of trade marks, to advising on infringement enforcement issues.
He is involved in the protection of many household names in the entertainment and retail fields and has been an expert witness in criminal proceedings against CD counterfeiters and bootleggers. David has advised a number of large PLC’s on their strategic trade mark protection and has many years experience before the European IP Office.
David joined the trade mark profession in 1994 and qualifying as a registered Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 1996. He moved in 1998, where he became the head of Trade Marks for a firm of solicitors. In October 2003 he joined the Leeds office of HGF, becoming a Partner in May 2004.