Ben is counsel in the firm's intellectual property group. His practice covers all aspects of Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on trade mark and copyright disputes.
- International, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation for a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company
- Patent licensing dispute for a major US-based pharmaceutical company
- Patent entitlement disputes with both domestic and international focus
- Pre-action advice on breach of confidence and jurisdictional issues
- Advising clients and enforcing rights in trade marks and copyright against infringements in the United Kingdom and internationally
- Advising on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property on the Internet
- Managing trade mark portfolios for leading multinational corporations, involving clearance searches and prosecuting applications in the United Kingdom and European Union
- Conducting opposition, revocation and invalidity actions throughout the United Kingdom and European Union to protect and enforce trade mark portfolios
- Protecting client design portfolios against infringements throughout European Union
- Company name disputes before the Company Names Tribunal
- Drafting licence agreements and distribution agreements for the commercialisation of intellectual property rights
- Working with one of the world's leading luxury brands groups to ensure compliance with data protection and privacy laws for each its brands around the globe
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the firm, Ben trained at Herbert Smith, where he undertook a mixture of contentious and non-contentious work, including six months' experience in the firm's intellectual property department.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Away from the office Ben has a keen interest in charitable work and is a founding trustee of the Rafiki Thabo Foundation, a charity which aims to provide financial assistance for the furtherance of education in Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda.