Nick graduated from Warwick University in 2005 with an LLB in European Law and joined Bird & Bird as a trainee in 2007. He qualified as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property group in 2009 and is based in the London office.
Nick works on a wide range of intellectual property matters. He has worked on brand management matters for a number of clients, including regularly advising a well known energy drinks manufacturer and a social media website on trade mark enforcement matters and filing strategy. He also has experience in the area of reputation management, including giving advice in relation to the Editors’ Code of Practice and on complaints to the Press Complaints Commission.
His recent litigation experience includes Corevalve v Edwards Lifesciences, Gemstar v Virgin Media, and a large multijurisdictional patent action for a world leading telecommunications company.
Nick has studied in Germany, is a fluent German speaker and during his training contract undertook a 3 month secondment at our offices in Germany. He has also studied at Nagoya University in Japan, speaks Japanese to intermediate level and is a member of the British Japanese Law Association.
He has contributed to a number of legal publications including the ITMA Review and the Society for Computers and Law Journal and is a regular contributor of trade mark case reviews for CIPA.