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Work 020 7400 8000
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Paul Walsh

Tel:
Work 020 7400 8298
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com
Bristows LLP

Work Department

Brands, IP Disputes

Position

Paul is an industry-acknowledged leader in all aspects of brands law. He specialises in the entirety of the work - from brand and design creation to brand enforcement and exploitation. In terms of exploitation and use of brands, he advises not only on IP rights but day-to-day use of brands in market. This includes advertising, specific product regulatory regimes and relevant consumer law.

As well as being a well-renowned litigator, Paul's litigious practice is one of dispute resolution, in which the commercial avoidance and settlement of disputes is every bit as important as victories in the Courts. 

Paul has lectured and taught widely on brands and dispute resolution. In addition to his many corporate clients, he also acts as the legal adviser to the British Brands Group - a UK industry body of brand manufacturers which is widely acknowledged as the UK industry "voice for brands".

Career

Qualified and joined Bristows in 1983.
Partner since 1988.

Member

INTA

Education

BA Law, University of Oxford.

Leisure

RAC, tennis, golf, reading, wine, music


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Bristows LLP has 'a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise' in trade mark and design portfolio management, advertising and marketing, sponsorship arrangements and other commercial ventures. The practice has a niche speciality working with major advertising and publishing houses such as the WPP Group, the Financial Times and Guardian News and Media. On the advertising side, Paul Jordan is experienced in multi-platform advertising clearance, regulatory matters, advising on influencer and promotion agreements and defending against Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) complaints, such as defending Gtech in a high-profile comparative advertising complaint brought by Dyson. Trade mark attorney Ian Gruselle is a soft IP specialist and leads the management of worldwide and European trade mark (EUTM) portfolios. Design expert Simon Clark focuses on copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off and domain names. Also of note are Paul Walsh, 'an excellent all-round brands expert'; Jeremy Blum, who leads on the contentious IP side; and associate Andy Butcher.

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