Nick McDonald Partner (IP Solicitor)

Nick McDonald
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Nick McDonald is an experienced IP solicitor, with expertise in both litigation and providing commercial advice to clients. 

Nick advises across the whole range of IP rights including patents, trade marks, designs, confidential information (including privacy and industrial secrets), copyright and Geographical Indications of Origin. While he has advised in multiple sectoral areas, he has a particular interest in textiles, creative industries, bio-medical sciences, fashion and retail.

  • MA (Cantab)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law 2003 – Nottingham Law School
  • Legal Practice Course 2004 – Nottingham Law School
  • Qualified Solicitor 2006
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2008 – Bristol University
Recent reported cases include Stretchline (Intellectual Properties) v H&M (2015), in which the Court of Appeal provided guidance on the enforceability of settlement agreements.
Nick joined Potter Clarkson in May 2016, and is a founding member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Commercial team.