Head of Dispute Resolution
Philip has worked in the field of trade marks and IP for 35 years as a trade mark attorney, solicitor, barrister and, most recently, as an Appointed Person at UKIPO hearing Trade Mark Appeals. He spent 20 of those years with a leading London firm, rising to partner and Head of Department. Prior to that he gained experience in-house in the technology, entertainment and pharmaceutical fields. Philip has extensive experience of all aspects of trade mark law and practice from prosecution, to exploitation and enforcement/litigation. He specialises, in particular, in litigation and advocacy before the courts and UKIPO. In amongst all that he also found time to be President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, a founder member of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board and a tutor/examiner on the Nottingham Trent University Trade Mark Practice course.
Solicitor (not currently in practice)
Registered Trade Mark Attorney (not currently in practice)
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
LLB (Hons) Law
Philip has contributed to the CITMA Review. He also contributed to the INTA Online Cancellation Guide for many years.
Philip plays electric bass, mandolin and, less competently, many other instruments in various ensembles. When he isn’t doing that, you might find him pursuing his love of adventure travel on a motorcycle, probably in a desert in Central Asia.