Jonathan is a leading European brand lawyer. He protects and defends businesses’ brands through trade mark and design registration and enforce their legal rights.
Jonathan acts for some of the world’s largest and best-known companies, with particular experience in the automotive, financial services, pharmaceuticals and consumer products sectors. He is equally at home advising start-ups and SMEs on everything to do with the legal protection and enforcement of their brands and designs.
Since 2006 he has served on the Law and Practices Committee of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). He has chaired the Committee’s IPO and Marks and Designs Forum Working Group and currently also sits on the Litigation working group. He has previously served two terms on each of INTA’s Legislation and Regulation (Europe) Subcommittee, and Classification Subcommittee.
French with Theology
Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
April 30th 2022
April 14th 2022
May 1st 2021
May 18th 2019
Jonathan has provided pro bono and reduced fee work for charitable organisations including Love Music Hate Racism, Crisis Text Line, Medicinema, Zeo Church, Head Strong (youth mental health charity) and Med Supply Drive (regarding the supply of PPE during Covid-19).
We are happy to announce the Leaders League rankings for 2023 are now live, and HGF is basking in the spotlight with multiple mentions across various categories. This recognition reaffirms …Read article
After months of research, Managing IP has published the IP Stars list for 2023. HGF is delighted to have 23 attorneys from England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany recognised and …Read article
A trade mark is anything that identifies the origin of goods or services writes Rebecca Field, Partner & Trade Mark Attorney (pictured above). This includes the name of the product, …Read article
The caterpillar war may have been settled last year, but it hasn’t stopped Aldi continuing to dig at M&S. There was the limited edition Cuthbert being sold to raise money …Read article
After an interim High Court decision and a Court of Appeals decision, Mrs Justice J. Smith handed down her judgement on 19 April in favour of Lidl having held that …Read article
This case illustrates how a well thought out design registration strategy helped Marks and Spencer (M&S) win the day against the discount specialist, Aldi. It is another chapter in the …Read article
Christian Louboutin for anyone who doesn’t know, is a French designer of luxury footwear and handbags, whose best-known goods are high-heeled (often very!) women’s shoes. From the mid-1990s onwards, he …Read article
The full trial between Tesco and Lidl started before the High Court in February 2023. With the parties battling over their use of their yellow circle logos, we look at …Read article
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