Nick's dedication, enthusiasm and commercial insight mean he is a trusted advisor to clients.
Nick is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice, based in London.
His practice covers IP disputes and advisory work, with a focus on trade mark, copyright and designs. This includes transactional IP work such as licensing (particularly, trade mark licensing arrangements), and advice on the IP aspects of large scale corporate restructures. He has worked extensively in the sectors of media, technology and communications, sport, aviation and life sciences.
Nick is adept at identifying and advising on the IP issues raised by new business models in the digital economy, including copyright and trade mark questions raised by various online services and social media.
Nick's litigation experience covers trade mark infringement and passing off, breach of licence/coexistence agreement, trade secrets, and designs. Example cases include Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & ots, Roger Maier & Assos of Switzerland v Asos Plc & Asos.com Ltd, Kenexa v Alberg, The Codemasters Software Co Ltd v Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Daimler AG v Sany Group Co Ltd. He also acts in proceedings before the UK IPO and EU IPO.
Nick's design rights experience encompasses filing strategy, international filing programmes, and dispute resolution, including a Europe-wide Customs enforcement project protecting consumer electronics products.
Through client secondments to a large digital communications company and a major international brand, Nick has acquired valuable insight into the role of legal advice in business decision-making.
Nick contributes to a number of legal publications and teaches on two university postgraduate IP courses.