Mr
Richard
Wylie

Partner & Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds Office London Office Newcastle Office

Trade marks

Telephone. +44(0) 113 233 0100
Mobile. +44(0) 772 331 0099
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Richard has in-depth experience of all aspects of trade mark work, including strategy development, trade mark clearance and registration, disputes, enforcement and due diligence.

Richard looks after the portfolio's of client's including FTSE 100 companies, leading food and beverage brands, and exciting start-up and breakthrough SMEs.

Richard has been recognised by clients as providing first class client service, delivering commercially focused, clear and pragmatic advice. He has vast experience of developing effective strategies for protecting new and existing brands around the globe. Richard represents HGF’s clients in respect of high value and complex trade mark disputes including cases involving multiple opposition, invalidity and cancellation proceedings. His ability to secure positive decisions and favourable settlements of such matters has been highly appreciated.

Additionally, Richard has played a key part in developing HGF’s leading service delivery including the development of OCIS, HGF's proprietary client portfolio information portal.

Richard is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorney’s and regularly travels to IP conferences including Marques and INTA.

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


LLB

Law

Recognition

World Trade mark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trade mark Professionals

"Richard Wylie is especially popular with overseas affiliates, in part due to his ability to “look for the best business outcomes, think about portfolios holistically, and consider how events in Europe have an impact on the United States”

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Publications

World Trademark Review 1000 2022

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WTR 1000 2021

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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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Conferences: 2022

March 17th 2022

HGF Complete webinar: trade mark application procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

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Conferences: 2019

November 13th 2019

Luxury Law New York Summit 2019 - New York

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September 24th 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019 - London & Leeds

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May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston

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March 7th 2019

Design protection in Europe - Atlanta

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