Tom Albertini > J A Kemp > London, England > Lawyer Profile

J A Kemp
80 Turnmill Street

Work Department

Trade Marks and Designs


Partner, European and UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator


Tom has 20 years’ experience in the trade mark profession and a significant track record in advising a broad range of clients on all aspects of trade mark and design clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and dispute resolution, including in relation to some of the world’s most well-known brands. Tom’s clients include household names in the publishing, luxury goods, food, clothing, e-commerce/online, charity and tech sectors.

Tom strives to give clients practical, cost-effective and above all commercial advice that will enable them to make effective and efficient use of their trade mark and design rights in order to further their business interests. Tom is additionally qualified as a litigator and holds the Higher Courts Litigation Certificate, which enables him to conduct IP litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Tom has taught student members of CITMA taking their final examinations for a number of years and is a former Examiner for the Joint Examination Board (JEB). Tom has also been guest speaker at several external conferences in the UK and abroad including on the main program of the International Trade Mark Association’s (INTA) Annual Meeting. Tom currently sits on the European & Central Asia sub-committee for INTA’s Non-Traditional Trade Marks committee.

Tom joined J A Kemp in 2010 after working in the Simmons & Simmons Intellectual Property Group, as well as other private practice firms.

Tom is the primary contact at J A Kemp for registered design matters.


Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA); Member of the Bulletin Committee for the International Trademark Association (INTA)


University of Manchester, Honours Degree in Philosophy and Politics; Nottingham Law School, Trade Mark & Design Litigation & Advocacy


UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney; Higher Courts Trade Mark & Design Attorney Litigator

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at J A Kemp is frequently instructed by US and Japanese clients, primarily attorney firms, on trade mark protection mandates and maintains a strong presence in the UK, in addition to acting for a range of clients across Europe, including businesses in France, Spain and Scandinavia. Noted for its expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, the team has seen an increase in the filing of UK trade mark and design applications equivalent to an EUTM or RCD. The expanding team in Paris, combined with the expertise of the firm’s Munich office, further consolidates the practice’s cross-border capabilities and efficiency to service its diverse client roster, ranging from start-ups and spinouts to large corporations and notable academic institutions, on managing and developing global trade mark portfolios. James Fish leads the trade mark group, as well as the firm’s Paris-based trade mark practice, while Tom Albertini heads up the designs team.