Roy is a partner in the Intellectual Property team and has many years of experience in advising brands in relation to protecting, exploiting and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Roy’s clients include Fred Perry, Jemella (ghd), Deckers (UGG, amongst other brands), Playboy, Conair (BaByliss) and Canon.
Roy’s experience covers all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, having acted for many of the world’s best known brands in relation to both domestic and international disputes. He has particular experience in relation to anti-counterfeiting.
Roy formerly trained at and practised in the London office of global law firm Baker & McKenzie and has a diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice from the University of Bristol. Roy joined Clarke Willmott in 2010.
Roy is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners who stated: He “provides a responsive service tailored to our needs” say clients. Roy’s profile is “continuing to rise” and clients feel that his “anti-counterfeiting knowledge is exceptional“.
Drafting and negotiating licence agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, agency agreement and assignments.
Advising on breach of privacy and breach of confidence claims.
Advising brands, including many globally recognised names, on implementing anti-counterfeiting strategies both in the UK and internationally.
AMS Neve Ltd v Heritage Audio  EWHC 2563 (IPEC) – Jurisdiction challenge for the defendants in a trade mark and passing off dispute. The Court declined jurisdiction in relation to the claim of EU trade mark infringement, following Case C-360/12 Coty Germany GmbH v First Note Perfumes NV  ETMR 49, on the basis that the decisions about the content of the First Defendant’s website were made in Spain and therefore the alleged acts of infringement were carried out there, not in the UK where the website could be viewed. This case has now been referred by the Court of Appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union.