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Trade marks.


Partner and head of trade marks at Forresters London office, specialising in all aspects of UK and international trade mark law and practice. Steven particularly enjoys the challenge of finding commercial solutions to clients’ trade mark problems, usually involving negotiating agreements with third parties in response to trade mark opposition proceedings. Steven’s practice areas are: trade marks; designs (registered and unregistered); copyright; licensing.


Forresters - 1985 - present, partner since 1996




Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA); The Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property and sits on the British Council of that organisation.


Chatham House Grammar School, Ramsgate, Kent; Bath University (1985 Bsc Engineering with German).


Runner, completed several marathons.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Forresters recently achieved a sizeable victory for Salzer Electronics with respect to an invalidation action of a UK trade mark following an opposition filed against the client’s application. Matt Shaw, who served as lead counsel on that matter, is ‘very efficient, with great attention to detail, knowledge and excellent response times’. Steven Wake leads in London and is also recommended alongside Birmingham-based partner Diana Wardley and senior associate Kate Cruse.

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