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McDaniels Law
SUITE 2.07, NORTHERN DESIGN CENTRE
ABBOTTS HILL, BALTIC BUSINESS QUARTER
GATESHEAD, TYNE & WEAR
NE8 3DF
England
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Work Department

Commercial IP department.

Position

Niall is the principal at McDaniels Law advising on all aspects of intellectual property. He advises businesses of all sizes from small businesses to major Plc’s. He has been advising on intellectual property matters since 1992. Niall trained and worked in the City and now runs his own business in the North East which was established in 2005. McDaniels Law are now ranked as a tier 1 firm by Chambers and is ranked in the Legal 500, which is an exceptional achievement for a firm of our size. He is a specialist in all aspects of intellectual property law, be it patents, copyright, designs, trade marks, confidential information or branding. The firm’s lawyers are also experts in ownership disputes, be it IP or the business that owns the IP.

Career

Trainee solicitor, and solicitor at Gouldens (Now Jones Day) 1992-1996; partner Martineau Johnson – April 2001-June 2002; partner then director at own firm McDaniel & Co from 2005.

Education

Kings College University of London (1988 BSc Hons); The Nottingham Trent University (CPE 1990-1991, LPC 1991-1992); Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (Diploma IP 1993-1995).

Leisure

Gosforth Golf Club.

Lawyer Rankings

North > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Niall Head-RapsonMcDaniels Law

Boutique intellectual property firm McDaniels Law has solidified its presence in the north with the recent opening of a new office in Carlisle; work from this location is overseen by managing associate Adam Turley, who re-joined the firm from Baines Wilson LLP in December 2020. The practice continues to advise clients on all aspects of the creation and ownership of their intellectual property rights, and currently manages over 1,000 trade marks and 500 registered designs in various jurisdictions. Contentious work is another area of strength for the team, which currently has ongoing client claims in the High Court and the IPEC. Niall Head-Rapson and Kelly Hudson lead the group.