Ryan handles a wide variety of trade mark matters. His practice includes clearance searches, the filing and prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation actions, and advising on licences and assignments. He has substantial experience of filing and managing worldwide applications via the Madrid Protocol. He is particularly experienced in clearance searches and was awarded the prize for the highest mark for the searching paper in the Final qualifying examinations.
He works for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations. His clients are drawn from fields including telecommunications, food and drink, gaming, fashion and music, whilst he has a growing ‘greentech’ practice.
He has filed successful complaints via Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service to force the transfer of abusive co.uk domain name registrations.
Ryan also handles European Registered Design applications and advises clients on copyright issues. He has acted as an Examiner for the Final examinations for qualification as a Trade Mark Attorney in the UK and lectured students on trade mark law. He is a contributor to The Community Trade Mark Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell).
Before entering the profession, he gained six years' experience in marketing, managing high-profile campaigns for clients in the financial services, media and telecommunications industries.
Ryan works as part of our integrated European team and splits his time between our London and Hilversum offices.