Jonty has experience advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark issues for high-profile clients in various sectors.
Jonty is an associate in our Intellectual Property Department, based in London.
He has a particular focus on brand management and trade mark disputes. Jonty has advised on cases before a number of different UK and EU Courts and trade mark registries, including acting as lead Associate for Sky on the case of Starbucks v Sky before the UK Supreme Court, which is the leading case on the issue of goodwill/reputation in the context of passing off. He also recently attended a Hearing before the EU General Court in Luxembourg on a trade mark cancellation dispute.
In addition, his experience includes managing the UK trade mark portfolios of a large US entertainment company and one of the US's top television networks respectively. He has also managed a number of global trade mark clearance and filing programmes.
He regularly gives training sessions to clients on trade mark related issues. In 2015, Jonty completed a secondment to Sky's Intellectual Property legal team, where he gained valuable experience of working in-house and increased his awareness of how to give client-friendly advice.
Jonty obtained a First Class degree in Psychology from the University of Oxford, during which time he was also awarded an academic scholarship. He also completed the University of Oxford's Post-Graduate Diploma in IP Law & Practice.