John Wallace

Head of Trade Mark
and Domain Names

John Wallace Partner

John is Head of the firm’s highly regarded and growing Trade Mark and Domain Names Group. He is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

John is an acknowledged prosecution expert. He has substantial expertise in relation to Trade Mark portfolio reviews, rebranding programmes and advice on global protection and enforcement strategies. He specialises in providing global strategy advice. John acts for many household names, from major UK retailers to food manufacturers.

John also has particular experience in Trade Marks Registry hearings and regularly takes hearings in the prosecution stages of proceedings for clients of the firm. He has an extensive background of contentious proceedings before the UKIPO and before Registries internationally and is a particular specialist in Community Trade Mark procedure and opposition proceedings.

John frequently acts in counterfeit cases with trading standards and also supports clients in cases involving HM Revenue and Customs.

John acts on a pro bono basis for the charity that provides emotional support, filing UK and Madrid applications on its behalf. He also drafted an agreement between the charity and a subsidiary charity.





Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Southampton


Financial services

Food and drink

Major UK retailers


Practice areas

Brand selection and clearance

Enforcement and advisory work

International trade mark strategy

Litigation support

Portfolio management

Trade Mark hearings

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2021

John Wallace is highly regarded for his adroit handling of prosecution cases, portfolio reviews and Trade Mark Registry hearings. World's leading IP practitioners, Who's Who Legal, 2021

'trademark and domain names group head John Wallace is highlighted for his “wonderfully pragmatic style”', WTR 1000, 2021

Recognised in Who’s Who Legal; Trademarks, 2019

John Wallace has “extensive knowledge of UK, EU and international trademark procedure” WTR 1000, 2020

An abundant source of insight on registry hearings and a rare trademark attorney with anti-counterfeiting expertise, he is a versatile operator who can be counted on in contentious circumstances. WTR 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals, 2018

Lead Partner, UK Best IP Firms, Leaders League Magazine, 2018

Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars handbook, 2018/19

Recognised as a leading practitioner in Euromoney's Expert Guide, Trade Marks, 2018

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