Nick is an Associate in the Intellectual Property group focusing on IP Disputes and Brand Management.

Nick is experienced in advising clients on a variety of IP matters including trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names.

Nick advises clients on trade mark prosecution and enforcement, online brand management, intermediary liability, and has played an integral role in the development of international IP protection and enforcement programmes.

In addition, Nick draws on 7 years' experience in IP litigation where he was involved in high value patent disputes in the Patents Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court, as well as soft IP disputes in IPEC. Most recently, Nick was the lead associate for the successful claimant in Frank Industries v Nike [2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch) concerning trade mark infringement, passing off and invalidity (descriptiveness) in IPEC.

Nick has worked for brands in the technology and interactive entertainment industry, including high profile mobile phone manufacturers and global gaming companies. Recently Nick has advised high profile video game publishers and developers in respect to IP claims, particularly in IP-heavy contractual disputes with distributors and licensors.

Nick joined Osborne Clarke in February 2017 and qualified in October 2017, having previously worked for and partially trained at a global IP firm. Nick also spent 6 months in-house working for a UK kitchen designer.

Nick is an active member of IPSoc, the society of junior IP practitioners.


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