Oliver is a solicitor and notary public (registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), specialising in advising clients on contentious, commercial and advisory work across all intellectual property rights, including trade marks and passing off, designs, copyright and patents.
He has advised clients from a variety of industry sectors, including high-end fashion brands, electronic musical device manufacturers, video game publishers, furniture and homeware designers, software development companies, food franchises and start-ups. He particularly enjoys helping clients protect and add value to their business.
Oliver’s commercial and advisory experience includes assisting with international licensing and sponsorship agreements, advising on brand clearance issues and drafting terms and conditions of use for various online products, and data protection issues.
His contentious experience includes acting for clients in contested registry proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the Appointed Person and the EU IPO, including appeals to the General Court. Oliver also has experience acting for clients in litigation before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and High Court in London.
Working with Entrepreneurial Spark, Oliver is a mentor for new business start-ups and entrepreneurs, and regularly speaks on intellectual property topics.
He is a regular contributor to leading national and international publications on intellectual property law.
He tutors commercial, contract and intellectual property law at the University of Edinburgh.
In his spare time, Oliver enjoys playing rugby, squash, saxophone and spending time with his family.
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