Exeter solicitor makes his markFriday 27th April 2012
Exeter-based lawyer Carl Steele has become the first solicitor in Exeter also to qualify as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney. Carl, a Partner in the Intellectual Property Team at Ashfords LLP, which is based on Exeter Business Park, is now officially recognised as being an expert in all matters involving trade mark law and procedure.
Carl said: "There are relatively few people in the whole country who are dual-qualified both as a solicitor and a registered trade mark attorney. As far as I am aware, I am unique in Exeter.
"This qualification means I am recognised formally as being able to advise clients on all aspects of trade mark law and procedure. This includes filing and prosecuting trade mark applications, drafting commercial agreements involving trade marks and handling disputes involving trade marks."
Carl, who has international expertise in dealing with trade marks and brands, will next week be attending the International Trade Mark Association's annual conference in Washington, USA, together with Mark Lomas, Head of the Intellectual Property Team at Ashfords LLP. The event attracts representatives from the world's biggest brand owners and the world's leading trade mark advisers. It takes place from Saturday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 9th.
Carl added: "Our team is known in the field for its global expertise. We handle many clients' worldwide trade mark portfolios and we have work referred to us by our contacts all over the world."
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