Trade mark specialist Andrew Marsden has over 20 years’ experience in the profession. Andrew began his career in-house working for British American Tobacco, later moving into private practice. He joined Wilson Gunn in 2014. Andrew was an examiner for the CITMA finals papers for a number of years and currently assists trainees within the firm progressing through the examination process.
Andrew has a wealth of experience in managing and policing worldwide trade mark portfolios and has a particular interest in domain name issues and IP issues relating to social media and the internet.
Andrew has clients in the FMCG, electronic cigarette/e-liquid, entertainment, fashion and retail sectors, working with start-up businesses, SMEs and multi-national corporations.
He regularly represents clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office in trade mark prosecution, opposition, invalidity and appeal hearings. Andrew has assisted many clients in complex trade mark infringement and passing off issues. He is focused on helping clients resolve disputes whilst keeping in mind the commercial objectives and practical issues key to the client’s business aims.
With an appreciation and understanding of the issues many client’s encounter in the online marketplace and the relevant legal issues, Andrew has advised clients in respect of counterfeiting, infringement and trade mark disputes encountered on Amazon, eBay and Facebook.
Andrew assists clients in the filing and registration of designs in the UK and EU. He has advised clients in the fashion, homeware, furniture and lighting industries in particular in respect of design protection and issues relating to copyright ownership.
University of Southampton – B.A. Business & Law
Bournemouth University – LL.M. Intellectual Property
Bournemouth University – Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney