Ranked InLondon (Firms)
Intellectual Property (Band 3)
Practice Areas: Partner and Head of IP and IT Dispute Resolution Group. Practice focuses on trade marks, copyright and design rights, representing clients mainly in the technology and media sectors. Reported cases include: Scansafe v MessageLabs (acting for claimant reverse passing off); Vestergaard Frandsen and Ors v Bestnet Europe Ltd and Ors (acting for the claimant in a technical trade secrets action); Navitaire v Easyjet (copyright infringement in computer software) acted for the claimant; Zockoll v 1800 Flowers (use of a trademark on the internet); HISL v Tunnard (unregistered design rights), Ordnance Survey v Automobile Association (in High Court re copyright infringement) acted for Ordnance Survey.
Professional Memberships: International Trade Marks Association (INTA); INTA's Internet Committee; Licensing Executives Society (LES); The International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI).
Career: Articled Peters & Peters; qualified 1983.
Publications: 'Pre-Emptive Remedies in Europe' (1992, Longmans) and various chapters in books including 'International Technology Disputes', 'Resolving International Franchise Disputes'; 'The Enforcement of Judgments in the European Community','Where to Sue in Europe and What Law Will Apply: The Brussels, Rome and Lugano Conventions'.
Personal: Born 1958; resides Dedham, near Colchester. Rugby School; Reading University. Leisure interests include sport, cinema, travel, food and family.