Richard is a leading UK and European trade mark and design attorney with over 11 years’ experience of trade mark and design law.
Richard has in-depth experience of all aspects of trade mark work, including strategy development, trade mark clearance and registration, disputes, enforcement and due diligence.
Richard is responsible for a number of high profile trade mark portfolios, including highstreets retailers, well known household names and leading entertainment and publishing companies. In addition, Richard represents young businesses and technology start-ups across a wide range of industries.
Richard has been recognised by clients as providing first class client service, delivering commercially focused, clear and pragmatic advice. He has vast experience of developing effective strategies for protecting new and existing brands around the globe. Richard represents HGF’s clients in respect of high value and complex trade mark disputes including cases involving multiple opposition, invalidity and cancellation proceedings. His ability to secure positive decisions and favourable settlements of such matters has been highly appreciated.
Additionally, Richard has played a key part in developing HGF’s leading service delivery including the development of OCIS, HGFs proprietary client portfolio information portal.
Richard is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorney’s and regularly travels to IP conferences including Marques and INTA.