Shaun joined Potter Clarkson a year ago and has over 20 years’ experience in providing trade mark advice to wide range of businesses, from global brand owners to start-up companies. He has particular expertise in the fashion, retail, finance, food and beverage industries. He also has a particular focus on filing strategies, co-existence agreements and brand enforcement online.
Shaun is a Chartered UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. He holds an Honours degree in Biology with Biotechnology from the University of Birmingham, and a Masters in the Management of Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London. Shaun is a member of CITMA and a Lecturer at Brunel University on the Intellectual Property Post Graduate Certificate course.
Shaun was previously responsible for the trade mark portfolio of the BBC, where he worked in-house as Trade Mark Manager before moving to an external advisory role.
In previous roles, Shaun has managed the trade mark portfolio of a leading high-street retailer for more than 10 years and has been the day to day contact for a large drinks manufacturer. He also has considerable expertise working with SMEs and start-up companies, using his experience of working for larger companies to provide best practice and tailored advice in light of their budgets and business strategies.
At Potter Clarkson LLP, Shaun advises clients across a wide range of trade mark matters, including clearance searches, trade mark prosecution and contentious matters, such as the management of opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings.
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