Ian Gill is a Partner and a UK Chartered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney. Ian is also a European Patent, Trade Mark and Designs Attorney. Ian’s practice covers the full range of IP rights and issues.
Brexit update – Article 50 extension request Friday 15 March 2019 We have run out of polite adjectives to describe the continued painful progress of the UK Parliament towards some type of negotiated exit from the EU, but over the past few days the UK Parliament has again rejected the deal proposed by the government,… Read more »
AA Thornton’s advice for EPO management EPO President Mr António Campinos invited AA Thornton to provide recommendations for the EPO’s strategic plan for 2019-2023, and our letter is shown below. AA Thornton has actively encouraged the EPO in several of its recent initiatives. The ‘Early Certainty from Search’ scheme and the recent major reorganisation of… Read more »
AA Thornton Partners Ian and Vanessa are mentioned in the 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review We are thrilled to announce that Partner Ian Gill and Consulting Attorney Vanessa Lawrence, have been, once again, recommended in the 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, in the “prosecution and strategy” category…. Read more »
Partners of the firm and Registered Trade Mark Attorneys Ian Gill and Vanessa Lawrence along with Senior Associate, Sarah Darby, will represent the firm at the INTA 140th Annual Meeting, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from 19 – 23 May 2018. With the increasing importance of brands to consumers, companies and the global economy, the… Read more »
Brexit? What next? The UK government suffered a defeat of historic proportions on Tuesday 15 January in relation to its proposed Brexit deal, but survived a vote of no-confidence the next day. Despite these extraordinary events we are no closer to understanding where the Brexit process will go next or how long it will take… Read more »
Trade Mark Attorney and Partner Ian Gill spoke at the 2017 UK China symposium, which took place in London on Thursday 22 September. Co-hosted by the UK Intellectual Property Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), this annual flagship event for UK-China IP co-operation formed part of a week of UK-China IP related activity. Click… Read more »
Note: This is an edited version of a talk given by Ian Gill on “Practical Advice for the Creative Industries” with a particular focus on designs and copyright at the UK-China IP Symposium on 22 September 2017 When considering what to discuss I looked for input on what the creative industries want and I found… Read more »