John has twenty-six years’ experience working in the field of trade marks. After qualifying as a solicitor and a short period as a commercial litigator John began his career in trade marks with a multi-national pharmaceutical company, moving on to head the London trade mark department of one of the world’s largest international law firms, where he practised for 11 years. Subsequently he spent a further 11 years as head of trade marks with a London-based boutique IP firm, before joining HGF as a consultant in 2018. His experience includes all aspects of trade mark portfolio management, trade mark litigation, and parallel import litigation, in industry sectors from pharmaceuticals to computer games, high street retail to luxury brands.
England & Wales
Honours, French Literature
CPE and Law Society Finals. 1989 - 91
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
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
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