Peter is a partner specialising in intellectual property and has built a market leading practice in trade mark, copyright, design and database right matters, having worked on some of the highest profile cases in this field.
Peter is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice and is based in the London office.
With over 20 years of expertise, Peter has built a market-leading practice in trade mark, copyright, and designs, and has worked on some of the highest profile disputes in this field as well as on non-contentious work, including global rebranding and worldwide IP protection strategies.
Peter’s litigation work includes represented Sany Heavy Industry Co. in its defence to a High Court trade mark infringement action brought by Daimler AG in respect of its famous three pointed star mark, defending data company, Sportradar, from copyright and database right infringement claims brought by the English and Scottish Football Leagues, which involved questions of jurisdiction and a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union. This year he represented Assos of Switzerland before the Court of Appeal and acted for Merck KGaA in its trade mark and breach of contract claim against Merck, Sharp & Dohme.
His recent non-contentious work includes managing Monster Energy’s trade mark work across Europe and Asia and the re-branding of Everything Everywhere to EE, he also advises Associated Newspapers on their trade mark strategy relating to the well-known METRO trade mark.
He is ranked as top tier practitioner in both the Chambers and Legal 500 guides and clients have praised him for his "imaginative and collegiate in his approach to litigation," (Chambers UK 2015) and "first rate when it comes to portfolio management" (Who's Who Legal 2015), he is also recognised as one of the most highly regarded individuals in the recent Who's Who Legal report on international trade mark practitioners.
Peter has sat on the UK Institute of Trade mark Attorneys Designs and Copyright committee since 1996 and from 1 January 2016 will be chair of the International Trade Mark Association's European Amicus Brief sub-committee.