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 described as “..a go-to for anything trademark related – there is nothing he doesn’t know about the subject. Taking a legally rigorous and commercially aware approach, he can deal efficiently with anything you throw at him – he will not drop the ball, and he is really second to none." Ranked Silver in World Trademark Review 1000 (The World's Leading Trade Mark Professionals), which notes 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 been a guest speaker at various conferences. He is commended by The Legal 500 and other leading legal directories.
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)