Andy handles a wide range of trade mark work, from searches, portfolio reviews and devising filing strategies to prosecution of applications, oppositions, revocation and invalidity actions. Andy has extensive experience representing clients at the UKIPO, EUIPO and WIPO (for international ‘Madrid Protocol’ registrations). Andy also leads the firm’s domain name dispute practice and has advised clients on possible DRS, UDRP and ADR proceedings.
He works with clients in the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia in a wide range of industry sectors. These include consumer products, fashion, fintech, electronics and electronic engineering, as well as food and beverage, marketing services, telecommunications, computer software and pharmaceuticals.
Andy has a BA (Hons.) in sociology from the University of Sheffield, a Post-graduate Diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University in London. He joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2008, qualifying as a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2011. He joined the partnership in 2016. Andy also has nearly 10 years of experience as a professional representative at the EUIPO (2011 to 2020).
Andy is recognised in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 as “incredibly reliable” and “forward thinking”. He is also recommended in WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 2022 and 2023 for United Kingdom: England.
"Andy King stands out for his knowledge of domain names and his ability to negotiate favourable settlement agreements for patrons." - WTR 1000 2023
“Thank you for your friendship, professionalism and for taking such a personal interest in our company...your knowledge of our trade marks and registrations is second to none.” Richard Morgans, formerly Group CMO, Onvu Technologies AG.
'Key Lawyer' - The Legal 500, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
"Excellent at communicating updates along with explanations clearly setting out the pros and cons of different actions” - WTR 1000 2021
“Thanks for your excellent support Andy! Commenting from the whole team – we are so pleased with your services!! In everything you do for us!” Charlotte Flack, Head of Group Trademarks and Brand Related IP, Legal Counsel, Sandvick Group.