Jason is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Trade Mark Director at HGF Limited. Jason joined HGF Limited in November 2023, having previously worked for a large international IP firm since 2013.
Jason acts for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from large-cap multi-national companies to domestic start-ups and individuals, advising on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters and passing off. Jason works with clients across a diverse range of industries and has considerable experience in working with food and drink businesses.
Jason was recognised in the 2021-2024 editions of The Legal 500. He was listed as one of the recommended trade mark practitioners in Scotland by World Trademark Review 1000 2021, 2022 and 2023. Jason was named as a 'Rising Star' in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars 2022 and 2023.
Jason has particular expertise in working with Japanese clients and tends to visit Japan at least once a year. He regularly produces articles that appear in third party publications and has appeared live on BBC Radio Scotland and GB News to talk about matters relating to trade marks.
Prior to entering the profession, Jason obtained a BA (Hons) in English and American Literature, followed by a LLB (Hons) in Law. Jason has also completed the PGCert in Trade Mark Law and Practice at Queen Mary, University of London and the PGCert in Trade Mark Practice at Nottingham Trent University. Jason qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2016.
English and American Literature
Queen Mary Law School - Trade Mark Law and Practice
Nottingham Law School - Trade Mark Practice
Jason is part of the CITMA Formal Publications Working Group. He has edited various publications including the CITMA & CIPA European Union Trade Mark Handbook, and Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC. Jason was a member of the ITMA Education Committee between August 2014 and August 2016, and was the ITMA student representative on the Queen Mary and Nottingham courses.
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