Luke partners with a wide range of clients on all aspects of Trade Mark selection, prosecution, enforcement and exploitation both in the UK and abroad.
Luke has extensive experience representing clients before the UKIPO, running cases with local trusted attorneys before foreign registries and courts, coordinating worldwide disputes, the drafting of settlement agreements, working with Trading Standards and Customs in counterfeit cases, and the management of global Trade Mark watching services.
Luke particularly enjoys clearance searching, with strong experience spanning both the FMCG and high-end sectors, social media taglines, and advising on unregistered / common law (Passing Off) issues. He is complimented by high profile clients for his clear, practical and commercially-focused advice, and also has a keen interest in franchising and merchandising.
For many years leading up to December 2020, Luke also represented clients before the EUIPO in various proceedings; he no longer acts at the EUIPO, though his experience remains very much sought and he very regularly counsels on EU trade mark matters.
Luke has held responsibility for due diligence projects, the transfer of worldwide Trade Mark portfolios, and has been involved in providing litigation support, as part of a legal team in High Court Trade Mark proceedings, for one of the firm’s major clients. Luke also undertakes a large amount of pro bono work for a wide range of charity clients.
Luke is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; he has also had numerous articles published by CITMA, and also ECTA and Trademarks & Brands Online.
CITMA: Member of Education Committee
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School
Postgraduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary University of London
LLB (Hons) Law and Politics, Osgoode Law School, Toronto and Keele University