Guy Heath

Guy Heath


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  • "... very smart and has great expertise ..."Chambers
  • International Trademarks AssociationMember
  • Licensing Executives SocietyMember


I am a partner in our IP & IT group. I have practised exclusively in this field for over 20 years, and have particular expertise in the fields of trademark law and IP transactions, including technology licensing.

My trademark work includes advising on trademark strategies, clearing new brands, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, trademark protection including policing and infringement actions, bringing and defending trademark oppositions, and licensing and other trademark transactions. I work on cases in both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the EU trademark and designs office. My experience includes handling references from the English High Court to the European Court of Justice.

The licensing, development and commercialisation of all kinds of IP rights is my other main focus. As well as trademark licensing, I have wide experience in franchising, naming rights agreements, and sponsorship and marketing agreements. In the field of technology I handle patent, software and other technology licences, research and development agreements, and collaborations of all kinds connected with the creation and deployment of technology.

In the legal directories, I am frequently listed amongst the world's leading trademark lawyers and am a regular writer and speaker on trademark and licensing issues. As well as numerous UK conferences, I have spoken recently in California at the Intellectual Property Owners' conference, on the EU protection of famous trademarks and recently spoke for the Practising Law Institute in San Francisco on the subject of EU technology licensing.

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