Ben Mooneapillay European Trade Mark Attorney
UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney
OHIM Professional Representative
Membership of Professional Bodies
Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
University of Hertfordshire, Honours Degree in Law with Philosophy
Ben has almost 20 years' experience in the trade mark profession and provides the full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark specific services, including filing, prosecution, opposition, cancellation, maintenance, search and clearance, and advises clients on infringement, passing off, enforcement, strategic issues, dispute resolution and mediation. He has represented clients before the UK Trade Marks Registry and European Community Trade Marks Office (as an authorised representative) in inter partes and ex parte proceedings. Ben’s clients include household names in the luxury goods, film, sporting equipment, food, fashion and gaming sectors, as well as SME clients in, amongst others, the pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, drinks, art, charity and trade association sectors.
Ben has been ranked in the World Trademark Review 1000 (The World's Leading Trade Mark Professionals) and is a named contributor to the Trade Mark Handbook (published by Sweet & Maxwell). He tutored advanced level students on behalf of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for a number of years and is a past examiner for the Joint Examination Board. Ben has chaired several round table discussions on the European court’s (CJEU) case law with attorneys from around the world at the International Trade Mark Association’s annual conferences (INTA) and has been a guest speaker at various conferences.
Ben worked for a number of years with the global law firm Clifford Chance and joined J A Kemp in 2012 after working elsewhere in private practice.