Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.
Edmund specialises in trade mark work, dealing with a wide range of issues including prosecution of applications, opposition, revocation and invalidity actions in the UK and EUIPO, and internationally outside the EU. He has extensive experience of managing international portfolios of trade marks for multinational companies, as well as smaller companies or individuals. He is highly experienced in negotiating and concluding settlement agreements and in conducting hearings and appeals before the UKIPO. Edmund has also taken cases to the European Court of First Instance and has successfully reclaimed domain names for clients using Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings.
He has experience in a wide range of industry sectors including consumer products (in particular FMCGs and sporting goods), food & beverage, nanotech, Medtech, pharmaceuticals, computer software, transport and semiconductors.
Edmund was recognised as “excellent‘ and ‘knowledgeable” in The Legal 500 (2014). He is “highly recommended” – The Legal 500 (2015). Edmund is once again recognised in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500. He is described as “commercially minded” and his experience in clearance searches, filing applications and prosecuting oppositions is noted.
Edmund has a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham.
He is a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and INTA, and an INTA committee member.
Edmund joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2009 after working from 1995 to 2008 at another large UK firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, becoming a partner in 2005. He has also worked previously at law firms in Paris, France, and Washington DC, USA. He qualified as a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2002 and as an authorised representative at EUIPO in 2001. Edmund became a Trade Mark Directror in 2020.