Alan is a Trade Mark Attorney who spent over 40 years with Venner Shipley LLP where he was a Senior Partner for over 30 years. More recently he was a Consultant with Groom Wilkes & Wright LLP


Over the years Alan has advised a great number of direct clients in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Germany and France in differing fields such as telecoms, perfumes, respiratory care, transmission and driveshaft systems, clothing and retail, sports bodies, music industry, food stuffs and Universities. He has great experience of Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright, settlement negotiations, dispute resolution, licensing, portfolio strategy and renewals.


Alan is a full Corporate Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and a member of INTA. He has lectured widely in the UK and USA.