Mr
Geoffrey
Smith

Partner & Trade Mark Attorney

London Office Oxford Office

Telephone. +44(0) 207 776 5100
Mobile. +44(0) 778 632 6322
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Specialisms

  • Trade marks

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Retail icon Retail

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • Trade marks

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


BA

History

Recognition

WTR - World Trade Mark Review

“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”

Publications

WTR 1000 2021

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HGF wins Scottish “Firm of the Year” for Prosecution at the MIP Awards

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WTR 1000 2020

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HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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WTR 1000 2019

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EU Trade Mark Handbook - published by Sweet & Maxwell/CITMA/CIPA - co-editor 2007-19

Conferences: 2019

May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston

Attended

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Conferences: 1970

January 1st 1970

Regularly attends the INTA trade mark conference

Attended

CSR

Editor of EU Trade Mark Handbook (published by Sweet & Maxwell/CITMA) between 2007 and 2019.

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Event - 22nd September 2021

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