Ben Mooneapillay

Ben Mooneapillay European Trade Mark Attorney

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Professional Qualifications

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)

Education

University of Hertfordshire, Honours Degree in Law with Philosophy

Ben has over 17 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, maintenance, search and clearance, and advises clients on infringement, 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 retail, automotive, drinks, art, charity and trade association sectors.

Ben 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.

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