Mr
Apostolos
Dakanalis

Trade Mark Director

London Office

Chemistry

Telephone. +44(0) 207 776 5100
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Apostolos has over 12 years’ experience in the IP profession and is a qualified UK and EU Trade Mark and Designs Attorney. Apostolos is a Trade Mark Director at HGF, based in our London office.

Apostolos focuses on facilitating the client's preferred outcome in the most cost effective manner, preferably without litigation; should litigation become necessary he has a first class team of IP solicitors to hand in HGF. He enjoys working in close liaison with in-house personnel as a single team.

Apostolos is involved in all aspects of trade mark law, including the management of trade mark portfolios and prosecution of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters.

He also has extensive experience in designs and frequently advises clients on design strategies and freedom-to-use matters.

Apostolos handles trade mark and design portfolios for clients on a UK, European and worldwide basis, in many different sectors including in retail, automotive, aviation, technology and finance industries.

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


BSC

The University of Edinburgh, Biological Sciences

MSC

Queen Mary University of London, Management of Intellectual Property

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Queen Mary University of London, Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

Publications

Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

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MIP IP Rising Stars 2020/2021

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Conferences: 2019

May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston

Attended

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May 15th 2019

INTA Annual Meeting (2019)

Attended

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