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Paul Brandon

Partner

Paul has a first class degree in physics from the University of Nottingham providing a background relevant to many technological sectors.

As a dual-qualified patent and trade mark attorney, Paul finds innovative ways of helping clients, protecting their intellectual property (IP) or solving problems clients have with third party IP. He advises on patent and trade mark filing and prosecution strategy internationally, with extensive experience of hearings before the European Patent Office (EPO).

Paul’s experience in providing services to client’s in-house and in a full spectrum legal services firm means that he is able to see client’s needs from a commercial perspective and find appropriate solutions.

Specific areas of expertise in patents:

  • Cloud computing
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Control systems
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • Defence
  • Defence systems
  • E-commerce
  • Electro-optical devices
  • Image processing (e.g. MRI)
  • Information security
  • Integrated circuits
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Medical devices
  • Medical physics
  • Networking and LTE
  • Optics
  • Packaging
  • Print systems
  • Printing
  • Robotics
  • Tamper evidence and anti-counterfeiting
  • Telecommunications
  • Video coding

Specific areas of expertise in trade marks:

  • Branding
  • Copyright
  • Digital technology
  • Filings and applications
  • FMCG and consumer healthcare
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Sports and leisure

Specific areas of expertise in disputes:

  • Appeals
  • Infringement
  • Invalidity
  • Oppositions
  • Revocations

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