David heads up the Trade Mark team at HGF.
He advises his clients on the strategic 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 many years experience before the UK and European IP Office.
He joined the trade mark profession in 1994 and qualified 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 HGF, becoming a Partner in May 2004.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Business Studies and German
"Head of trademarks David Potter hoists the standard aloft in Leeds. Having joined the profession in 1994 and HGF Ltd in 2003, he is amply experienced in the field and has been instrumental in shaping the way in which the outfit operates"
MIP Star for Trade Mark Strategy and Counselling, Trade Mark Protection
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
How to streamline the trade mark selection process by conducting effective, in-house ‘dirty searches’. Selecting the right trade mark for your new healthcare product is a critically important task. Consumers …Read article
HGF is sponsoring WIPR Trademarks Live conference 2021 with Partner Lee Curtis speaking on 8th June. WIPR Trademarks Live is designed to provide critical and timely insights from leading trademark …Event details
HGF Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim will be speaking at a webinar hosted by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 22nd June. Brands are arguably one of the most …Event details
It would have been difficult to miss the recent news that Marks & Spencer has filed trade mark infringement proceedings against German discounter Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake. The filing …Read article
World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …Event details
HGF and British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce are holding a webinar on 10th May 2021. Join HGF Partner and Patent Attorney Mike Nelson and Michaël Alder, Legal Advisor at the Swiss Federal Institute of …Event details
IPEC handed down a victory on 19th November 2020 to Italian manufacturer Freddy SpA. This company distributed a pair of trousers known as WR.UP pants (launched in 2012) – designed …Read article
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