Alasdair MacQuarrie > Gill Jennings & Every LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gill Jennings & Every LLP

Work Department

Trade Marks




Alasdair handles a wide variety of trade mark related matters across a large number of industry sectors but has particular experience in pharmaceuticals (for human and animal use), entertainment, toys and games, high security printing and fashion. Although Alasdair handles all aspects of trade mark work, he spends most time on contentious matters such as enforcement and counterfeiting issues, oppositions and cancellation actions as well as strategic trade mark advice.

Clients have described him as “personable’, ‘incredibly experienced’ and that he ‘tailors his service to each client’, being “an absolute pleasure to deal with, because he is unfailingly calm and there is no posturing”.

Work Alasdair has handled includes one of the leading cases in the UK on non-use revocation and an EU cancellation action which, very unusually, involved the attendance at the EUIPO in Alicante for a hearing on specific issues of the case, only the second hearing to be held at the EUIPO since its formation. He continues to handle work for household name clients in the pharma, entertainment and games fields, including the transfer of IP in over 130 countries following the $115 million acquisition of worldwide rights to a product.


University College London, LLM Law
Kingston University, LLB Law

Lawyer Rankings

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

Gill Jennings & Every LLP offers an experienced contentious practice, which includes the core caseload of practice head Alasdair MacQuarrie who assists with anti-counterfeiting matters, brand enforcement, and opposition and cancellation proceedings in addition to advising on strategic trade mark portfolio issues. While MacQuarrie has developed particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals, entertainment, toys and games, and fashion sectors, Edward Carstairs is an expert in advising food and drink sector clients and heads up the firm’s food, drink and hospitality sector group. The practice is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional matters, including major clearance and trade mark squatting matters. Domain name complaints are also handled. In addition to its London office the firm also has a growing office in Munich.