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Maucher Jenkins
7th Floor, Artillery House
11-19 Artillery Row

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David is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark & Design Attorney.

He specialises in intellectual property strategy and regularly advises on patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent litigation and dispute resolution. He is noted for his experience in design preparation, design prosecution, design litigation and dispute resolution as well as shape marks and IP strategy.

His recent work includes: Hadley Industries v Sloggett [2003] EWHC 2361 (Pat); Dayco Europe SRL v Gates Unitta Asia Company & Ors [2011] EWHC 99 (Pat).


Patent officer, Ministry of Defence, 1986-88; patent manager, British Telecom, 1988-90; patent attorney/partner, Beresford & Co, 1990-93; partner, R.G.C. Jenkins & Co, April 1993 – present. Current directorships: Jenkins IP Ltd, The Intellectual Property Board Ltd. Publications of note: ‘Additional Subject-Matter and Claim Broadening’, [1995] EIPR, 594; ‘Procedural law of the OHIM’, Trademark World December/January 1995/1996, 29; ‘Reverse Engineering’, given at IBC Conference on Intellectual Property in Electronics, 10 June 1998, referred to in the Gowers Report ; ‘The Design Directive’ (CIPA, 2001, ISBN 0 903932 12 1); ‘Community Design Law – Principles & Practice’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002, ISBN 0421790601); ‘The Great Free Beer Debate, or What Ales the Patent System?’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice Advance Access published on November 21, 2007. doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpm186; ‘Agreement in Principle? – The Harmonisation of Principles of Procedural Law of European Industrial Property’ – prizewinning article, UNION 40th Year Commemorative Yearbook 2001.




Board member, IPREG; chairman of CIPA’s Designs and Copyright Committee; Editorial Board member, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP) and European Copyright and Design Reports (ECDR); member of UNION, AIPPI and FICPI.

He is also a member of CITMA (MCITMA).


Barnet College of Further Education; Nottingham Law School; Imperial College London (1982 BSc (Hons) Materials Science, 2007 LLM (Distinction) Intellectual Property Litigation).