Richard is an Associate Director in Osborne Clarke’s intellectual property team. He is an expert in all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on trade marks, copyright and designs. His particular specialism is IP strategy, brand protection and litigation.
Richard knows what clients want, having spent a combined five years working in-house at British American Tobacco and Diageo before moving into private practice. He is adept at managing large IP portfolios cost-effectively and he has particular expertise in obtaining IP protection in difficult markets such as China, Russia and the Middle East. Richard has also advised clients and achieved successful outcomes in numerous disputes before the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UKIPO, EUIPO as well as succeeding in multiple domain names disputes under the UDRP and Nominet policies.
Richard has recently successfully appeared for several clients as an advocate at the UKIPO. Other recent experience includes acting for numerous household names including a famous soft drinks brand, a global leader in digital games, and a UK kitchen designer and manufacturer. His work covers diverse sectors, including online games, food and drink, consumer healthcare, manufacturing, energy, technology and telecommunications.
Richard is a dual qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and joined Osborne Clarke in 2017 having spent over seven years at a global IP firm, Rouse IP, specialising in brands and technology. Richard sits on the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ WIPO Liaison Working Group and the MARQUES Cyberspace committee. Richard is a member of CITMA, PTMG and MARQUES and contributes articles to the CITMA Review and PTMG's Law Lore & Practice.