Geoff has practiced in the field of trade mark and design law for about 30 years and has obtained a wealth of experience advising regarding the acquisition and protection of IP rights.
England & Wales
“An overpass between the ensemble’s (HGF brands team) contentious and non-contentious offerings, dual-qualified Geoffrey Smith is known as a highly experienced EU trademark practitioner”
May 18th 2019
January 1st 1970
Editor of EU Trade Mark Handbook (published by Sweet & Maxwell/CITMA) between 2007 and 2019.
HGF is sponsoring Luxury Law Summit Europe this year which is being held on 22nd September 2021 in London. The event will bring together General Counsel and business figures from …Event details
What is the Internet of Things? Among the various lockdown viewing options offered by Netflix is a series of animated short stories called “Love, Death and Robots”, which span a …Read article
In the past 6 months a number of very interesting decisions were handed down by different European courts and IP offices which we would like to draw your attention to. …Read article
Recently, there has been news in the press that an international skin care company was suspected of copying ideas regarding personalised cosmetics from a young startup it held talks with …Read article
Earlier this year we looked at M&S v Aldi in the Caterpillar wars, and the case at the moment is Oatly v Glebe Farms. In an [Oat]shell: Swedish drinks firm …Read article
BareMinerals v BareFace Minerals – case O/060/21 (January 2021) In March 2020, Shiseido Americas Corporation (“SAC”) filed an application to invalidate UK registration No. 3114196 “BareFace Minerals” in the name …Read article
Between 2014 and 2019 Banksy applied and registered 14 European Union trade marks for some of his most famous artworks. However, over the last 2 years several of these registrations …Read article
WIPR is holding a webinar on 8th September at 4pm (BST)/11am ET, where HGF Partner Lee Curtis and Trade Mark Director Rebecca Field will present on ‘A little less ordinary: the …Event details
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