Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
UK Design Attorney
BA Business Administration, University of Brighton
Ben's practice focuses on securing and enforcing trade mark rights in the UK and globally for many well-known clients in sectors ranging from insurance and alcoholic beverages to entertainment and retail. He has particular experience in managing worldwide searching programmes to clear trade marks for use and registration, as well as managing due diligence exercises in support of mergers and acquisitions.
Ben acts regularly on behalf of his clients in respect of opposition and cancellation actions, as well as in connection with trade mark infringement and passing off claims.
His experience working 'in-house' managing the trade mark portfolio of a leading global company has aided Ben's client insight and his pragmatic and commercial approach stems from his academic background which included business strategy and marketing studies.
Ben has lectured on trade mark matters on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and has spoken at a number of seminars in relation to the protection of trade marks and domain names.
Ben graduated from the University of Brighton in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration and entered the trade mark profession that year with a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys in Hertfordshire. Ben joined Keltie in 2002 and became a Partner in 2014.
What people think about Ben
World Trademark Review 2021: “thinks like an in-house counsel and is an ace on global searching and opposition and cancellation proceedings”.
World Trademark Review 2020: “is a tireless advocate for IP owners’ rights before the UK and EU trademark authorities”.
World Trademark Review 2019: “a worldwide searching ace and portfolio manager who quickly grasps the complexities of a case and the commercial priorities of his clients and provides comprehensive and completely tailored strategic advice. Showcasing his profound experience, he gives clear and concise advice on the best courses of action and is highly responsive to the point of being there in late hours during the holiday season”.
The World Trade Mark Review 1000 2023 stated “Ben is at his best when managing worldwide registration programmes and when handling the IP aspects of complex M&A deals."
World Trademark Review 2018: ‘has been building a great reputation for contentious work, thanks to his ability to facilitate early wins’
Legal 500 2017: “has particular experience in handling due diligence exercises in support of mergers and acquisitions”.
Ben was "highly recommended" in the 2015/16 Legal 500 and has previously been noted for a "vast knowledge of his business" and for being "a safe pair of hands".
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