I help client's navigate trade mark, copyright and other IP questions when they are resolving disputes, pursuing transactions or designing compliant business processes.
I specialise in identifying and advising on IP issues in the digital economy, including in a wide range of online services and digital media. I represent clients in UK IP litigation and advise on coordinating multi-jurisdictional IP litigation and strategy. My litigation experience includes trade mark infringement and passing off, breach of licence/coexistence agreements, copyright, trade secrets, and designs. I also cover transactional IP work such as licensing and the IP aspects of corporate restructures and reorganisations.
For 5 years I was Co-Head of Bird & Bird's representative office in San Francisco, advising on and coordinating European and UK IP law matters from a US time zone.
I've been recognised more than once by WTR as one of the 'World's Leading Trademark Professionals'. I am a former advisory Board Member of the San Francisco IP Law Association. I am also a member of INTA's Parallel Imports Committee and IPOA's European Practice, Copyright, and International Trademarks Committees.
Over the course of my career, multiple secondments to a large digital communications company and a major international brand licensor and investor have helped me see things from the client's point of view and understand how to add value.