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Mathys & Squire LLP

ABBEY HOUSE, 32 BOOTH STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 870 5900
Fax:
Fax 0161 870 5901
Email:
Web:
www.mathys-squire.com

Gary Johnston

Tel:
Work 020 7830 0000
Email:
Mathys & Squire LLP

Work Department

Trade marks.

Position

Gary has a wealth of experience having acted for regional, national and multi-national trade mark owners in relation to the protection, management, maintenance and exploitation of their national and global trade mark portfolios and associated intellectual property rights. Specific experience includes filing and prosecuting applications for national and international trade mark and design registration before the UK Intellectual Property Office (Designs and Trade Marks) and the Community Trade Marks and Designs Office, and handling related oppositions and appeals. Gary works closely with IP specialists and other professionals, both in the UK and overseas, in order to provide his clients with an integrated, global IP solution.

Career

Gary has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Central Lancashire and entered the trade marks profession in 1990. He is a qualified Trade Mark Attorney and a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. Prior to joining Mathys & Squire LLP in 2008, Gary spent 18 years with a well-known Manchester based firm of Trade Mark Attorneys, 11 years of which as Managing Director.

Member

Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Education

University of Central Lancashire (BA (Hons) Law).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The 'excellent' Mathys & Squire LLP works predominantly on brand protection and portfolio management with clients that include British Gas and Public Health England. Gary Johnston co-heads the team and recently advised De’Longhi on the trade mark strategy for its Kenwood trade mark portfolio. Fellow practice head Margaret Arnott advised Harley Davidson on opposing the EU trade mark application of 'Urbanglide' by a competitor. Also recommended is managing associate Laura West, who is 'exceptionally efficient and responsive' and provides 'sensible and practical advice'.

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