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Intellectual Property
7 Years Ranked

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Provided by Carl Steele

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Carl is a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property. He is dual qualified, being both a Solicitor and a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Carl has nearly 25 years' experience of advising clients on intellectual property and related commercial law matters, having previously worked in the city for leading IP firm Taylor Wessing. He specialises in advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including copyright, designs, database, patent and trade mark law and the law relating to passing off and confidential information. In particular, he has extensive experience and expertise in advising and acting for clients in trade mark matters, both in the UK and overseas.

Carl deals with both contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Carl is responsible for managing the worldwide trade mark portfolios of numerous clients of the firm, including clearing, filing, prosecuting, licensing, assigning, renewing, defending and enforcing hundreds of trade marks across the globe. Enforcement work includes conducting opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings before the UKIPO, the Appointed Person, the EUIPO, the EU Boards of Appeal and conducting and defending registered trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings before the English Courts.

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INTA - International Trade Mark Association

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Intellectual Property - South West
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Carl Steele is dual-qualified as both a solicitor and a trade mark attorney, and advises on registry strategy, international portfolio management and trade mark infringement disputes. He is also recommended for contentious copyright and design matters.
"Carl Steele is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. He has a truly practical understanding of the law and the day-to-day business challenges."

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