Skip to main content
John Olsen

John Olsen

Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP
Partner
Search Me on: Edwards Wildman

Results for: John Olsen

    • London Tel +44 (0) 20 7556 4350 | Fax +44 (0) 20 7716 3603

    Farnborough International Airshow ...

    "Advice to clients is not and should not be simply the practice of a trade, but rather enabling one to bring to bear one’s entire experience and knowledge for the benefit of a client"

    With more than 30 years experience in Intellectual Property Law and in particular trade mark law, 25 of those years practicing in Europe, John advises clients on selection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of trade mark rights throughout the world. His hands-on approach is unique in helping clients to understand the inter-relationship of IP rights worldwide and to ensure that their trade mark enjoys as much exclusivity as possible. John advises individuals through to multi-national companies.

    "In the knowledge economy, if you grant that intangible rights are at the core of that economy, then one must deal with those rights from inception to creation, through to management and exploitation – a complete service. Otherwise clients will receive disjointed advice resulting in inconsistency. To benefit from existing rights one must be consistent"

    Trade marks consist of names, designs (including two and three dimensional designs such as a logo or a physical item) and even smells. Common Law rights arising from use of a mark or trade designation are complex and vast. We provide clients with information and advice on territories which recognize user rights as well as enforcement of those rights.

    Being creative and developing strategies to assist clients in proceeding through the plethora of international laws and regulations in securing their trade mark rights is essential in my practice. That can mean creative thinking in guiding an application through the registration process or negotiating terms of co-existence. Whatever the case, the trade mark practitioner must work closely with a client and understand their business in order to find the best way forward when making difficult decisions.

    John and his team have been at the top of The Legal 500 since the year 2000.

    The UK Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK, as well as Chambers Global recommend John as a leading IP lawyer.

    "John Olsen is ‘very knowledgeable about clients’ businesses and how they approach brand protection and solve problems’." (The UK Legal 500 2012)

    • Managed the programme to reclaim rights to the trade mark RITZ acting on behalf of the owners of the Ritz Paris Hotel, he designed and then implemented a programme to acquire rights in the RITZ trade mark utilizing litigation where necessary.  Acting against companies with registrations and use of the RITZ trade mark, his programme of repatriation of rights enabled the Ritz Paris Hotel to roll out a successful licensing programme.

    • Led the team clearing the name DIAGEO as the new name of the entity created by the merger of Grand Metropolitan plc and The Distillers Group.  The searches involved every country in the world.  The goal was to clear the name for use and registration in every country in the world and prevent third parties from registering or using in advance of the official launch.  As a result of the plan, the selection and launch were carried out flawlessly.

    Featured Experience

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Defense of Franklin Templeton

      Our Intellectual Property lawyers are defended the investment firm Franklin Templeton on the release of a new fund and DARBY branding. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    • Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

      Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU. MORE

    Before Edwards Wildman

    He has lectured on intellectual property topics for many organizations and in many countries on virtually every continent.  John is bi-lingual in English-French and he speaks social German and Spanish, facilitating his ability to assist clients in doing business in different countries.

    Education +-

    Admissions+-

    Courts+-

    Memberships+-

    Languages+-

    The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.