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 represents clients before the UK Trade Marks Registry and European Union Intellectual Property 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 Silver in the World Trademark Review 1000 (The World's Leading Trade Mark Professionals), which notes that he "is extremely diligent, thorough and measured", "has a good business overview" and "understands how clients want things packaged". Ben is a named contributor to the Trade Mark Handbook (published by Sweet & Maxwell). He also tutored advanced level students on behalf of the Chartered 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.He is commended by The Legal 500 for being adept at explaining clearly, while providing technical advice of a very high quality'.
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.
University of Hertfordshire, Honours Degree in Law with Philosophy
UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney, EUIPO Professional Representative
Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)