Alasdair graduated from Kingston University with an Honours Degree in Law, following which he completed the Law Society Finals course at the College of Law in York. He went on to complete a Masters degree in law from University College London.
Alasdair joined the firm in 1994 and qualified as a trade mark attorney in 1997. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 and became a Partner in 2002.
He was elected Chairman of the firm in January 2021.
Alasdair is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over 25 years’ experience in the profession. He handles all aspects of trade mark related work, advising on all aspects of selecting, registering and protecting brands worldwide.
Alasdair’s work encompasses a range of commercial sectors including:
• sports entertainment
• toys and games
• aesthetic technology
• security printing
• food and drink
Further details of Alasdair’s work includes:
• Strategic advice relating to large scale filing programmes and multi-jurisdictional trade mark disputes
• Advice on infringement and passing off
• Pre-adoption clearance advice
• Opposition and cancellation proceedings
• Domain name disputes and take-downs
• Advice on due diligence exercises
Alasdair works with a wide range of clients from start-ups and SME’s through to large multinational companies both in the UK and further afield. These companies include a leading integrated media and sports entertainment company, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, the world’s largest animal health company and a household name toy, game and media company.
Alasdair has been recommended in the Legal 500 directory as being ‘personable’, ‘incredibly experienced’ and that he ‘tailors his service to each client’. World Trade Mark Review referred to him as being “an absolute pleasure to deal with, because he is unfailingly calm and there is no posturing”.
He has been involved in one of the leading English cases on non-use revocation and the key issue as to what constitutes “genuine use” of a trade mark.
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
• Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
• Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Alasdair is a keen follower of many sports but mainly rugby and football.