Adrian Smith > Simmons & Simmons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Intellectual property.


Adrian advises on a wide range of intellectual property and related commercial matters with particular emphasis on registered trade marks, passing-off, copyright and design right, including enforcement and other contentious work in relation to brands. Adrian’s practice includes advising and acting for household names in a diverse range of fields including consumer products, financial services and financial markets, and for clients in the TMT sector. As leader of the firm’s brands group in London, a significant part of Adrian’s practice is in advising on UK, European and global trade mark (and domain name) clearance, registration, conflict resolution (oppositions/revocations) and portfolio management together with related protection and enforcement work.


Trained Simmons & Simmons; partner 2004; has written articles and spoken externally on a range of issues, eg chairing and leading a panel session at the 2004 MARQUES conference in Rome.


Committee member Association of European Trade Mark Owners; Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group; INTA.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Brand management

Simmons & Simmons advises on the full range of trade mark and design law matters, with in-house capabilities in filing, portfolio management and IP litigation. Adrian Smith specialises in the clearance, protection and enforcement of rights and commercial brand exploitation arrangements, while Darren Meale focuses on the management of international IP portfolios, particularly in the fintech sector, and contentious matters.