Tom assists in the management of worldwide trade mark portfolios. He has experience in conducting clearance searches, creating filing strategies, dealing with prosecution matters such as oppositions and cancellation actions, and providing infringement opinions. Tom has acted for large corporations as well as smaller start-up businesses covering a variety of industry sectors, including telecommunications, consumer products, publishing and music/entertainment. Tom also has in house experience having completed a 14 month secondment to a large international pharmaceutical company, where he managed consumer healthcare brands within Europe and Switzerland. During his placement year at Harbottle & Lewis, Tom assisted the litigation department in various High Court proceedings including breach of contract disputes for clients within the entertainment industry.
Tom is a qualified UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. In addition, Tom is studying a post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
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Why IP? Having studied various modules of law at University, IP grabbed my attention straight away. It’s exciting, relatively new and involves discussing creative ideas with clients, all of which I thoroughly enjoy. There is really no other area of law I would find as interesting or from which I would gain the same level of satisfaction.
Best place you’ve ever visited: Very difficult to choose just one… probably one of the sandy beached islands in Thailand, such as Ko Chang. However, the Great Barrier Reef is certainly up there.
Favourite gadget: My PS3, contrary to the belief of Microsoft it definitely beats the Xbox.
Wine or beer? This depends on whether there is a cheese board available. If not, the latter.
Professional History: Employment
2004-2005: Harbottle & Lewis LLP - Paralegal (Litigation)
2006-2010: Rouse & Co International – Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Qualification
LLB (Hons) Business Law, Bournemouth University
Registered UK Trade Mark Attorney

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