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Mark Daniels

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Intellectual property; Birmingham commercial; business services.


Mark specialises in contentious IP, leading Browne Jacobson’s high tech patent litigation practice. 

He is ranked as an IP Star (Managing Intellectual Property), and is a Band 2 lawyer in Chambers 2017 (Midlands, Intellectual Property). 

Recent experience includes:

Advising a global supplier of security screening, threat detection and inspection products when it faced patent infringement proceedings concerning its detection system and a revocation action at the UK Intellectual Property Office relating to one of its back-scatter x-ray detection patents. The dispute is valued at in excess of £10 million and has been listed with technical difficulty rating of 4.

Instructed by the London Taxi Company in a trade mark infringement and passing off action, we are seeking to enforce its 3D trademarks which represent the iconic shape of the famous London taxi in the High Court, regarded by our client to be a key asset of its business. We are working with our client to ensure this asset is properly protected.


A list of Mark’s reported and interesting cases can be found at 

Mark regularly writes for a number of IP journals including IP Magazine, ITMA Review, Computers and Law, EIPR, JIPLP and World Intellectual Property Review, and regularly speaks on IP litigation matters, including on litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. 


Trained Edge Ellison; qualified 1999; assistant solicitor 1999-2000; assistant solicitor, Wragge & Co LLP 2000-04; associate 2004-08; partner Browne Jacobson LLP 2008 to date.




CIPA; ITMA; IET; Socieity for Compters and Law; Sports Development Committee (Knowle Football Club, Solihull).


Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield; Reading University (1996 LLB Hons Law with European Legal Studies 2(1), included 1994-95 year spent at University of Trier, Germany); College of Law, York (1997 LPC (commendation)); Bristol University (2002 Dip Intellectual Property Law and Practice); Open University (2005 Engineering the Future (distinction)).


Food and travel, golf, football, music.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Browne Jacobson LLP  is singled out for its ‘good industry knowledge and excellent experience’. Declan Cushley acts as  national head of IP and is praised as a ‘a first-class litigator' who is ‘sensible, proactive and highly responsive’. Recent work includea assisting the Mace Group and Marston’s with the management of their global IP portfolios. IP litigator Cerryg Jones  recently advised Comic Enterprise on a trade mark and passing-off dispute with Twentieth Century Fox, and Slimming World in an infringement claim against Aldi. ‘Technical expert’ Alex Watt   defended PZ Cussons against a list of claims by a competitor. Bonita Trimmer is ‘very strong on detail’ and alongside Mark Daniels continues to act for the London Taxi Corporation in relation to an ongoing dispute to trademark the shape of the London black cab. Associate Giles Parsons offers a ‘strategic advice and a commercial approach’. Selina Hinchcliffe  joined the Nottingham office from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  .

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Browne Jacobson LLP works across all aspects of IP on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has ‘good industry knowledge’, ‘excellent experience‘ and 'a high level of commercial acumen’. Declan Cushley heads the national IP practice and regularly advises Marston’s on oppositions and infringements.  Patent litigation expert Mark Daniels represented the London Taxi Corporation on a dispute against Frazer-Nash Research and Ecotive over alleged infringement of the shape of the client’s taxi cabs. He also advised Roger Bullivant on a patent licensing dispute. Cerryg Jones specialises in trade mark disputes and advised Comic Enterprises on its dispute with Twentieth Century Fox over infringement relating to the former’s comedy venue ‘The Glee Club’ and the latter’s TV shoe ‘Glee’. Consultant Peter Ellis is also a notable name, with significant strengths in contentious matters.

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