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A.A. Thornton & Co.

Work 020 7405 4044
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London, Munich

Geoff Hussey

Work 02074054044
A.A. Thornton & Co.

Work Department

IP Litigation & Commercial IP


With over 14 years’ experience, Geoff joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in 2016 as a Partner bringing IP litigation to the firm for the first time.

Geoff’s (IP) litigation practice relates to all forms of IP rights and a wide range of industries. He has extensive experience in patent litigation before the UK Patents Court and in patent oppositions, and his experience spans sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and electronics. His contentious trade mark experience also includes passing off, reverse passing off and disputes involving trade mark licences; and he has experience in relation to disputes concerning contractual arrangements involving IP and copyright, design right and confidential information disputes. 

Geoff also sits on the marketing management group, which focuses on business development activities for the firm. 


Geoff joined Field Fisher Waterhouse in 2003 where he trained and qualified into their IP department as a solicitor in 2005. He joined Bird & Bird’s IP department in 2007, and left to join A.A. Thornton & Co. as a Partner in May 2016.


  • Member of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)


  • BSc Human Genetics, Nottingham University
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Law and LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
  • Solicitor in England & Wales


Geoff enjoys sports generally - particularly golf, squash, and skiing.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The 'excellent' A.A. Thornton & Co. 'goes the extra mile to provide outstanding customer service' and has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Ian Gill is known for his 'commercial and pragmatic advice' and recently acted for eHarmony in opposing another party's registration of the mark 'matchedharmony' for an online dating website. Vanessa Lawrence focuses on the fashion, food and drink, travel and telecoms sectors, and Rachel Havard is active in the fashion, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. IP litigator Geoff Hussey is also recommended and acted for Primark whose registration of 'Love to Lounge' was opposed by Lidl.

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