Trade marks & branding

Scott Farnsworth began his practice in intellectual property law in the early 1990s, representing the brand owners of luxury goods, cosmetics, and character merchandise, in proceedings for passing off and trade mark infringement, as well as developing client focused anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies across Europe.  In 1997, Scott began working with large pharma to restrict grey imports into the United Kingdom, before specialising in the licensing of branded and generic drugs and medicines.  In 2005, Scott delivered a guest lecture to the 2nd Global Forum on Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting held in Paris, and he has appeared frequently in proceedings before the Patents Court and general Chancery Division, the IPEC, and the UKIPO.

Scott’s practice includes searches of registered trade marks and trade mark applications, the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications in the United Kingdom and Europe, oppositions and challenges, cancellations and revocations, trade mark infringement, and passing off.  Scott’s transactional work includes advice and written work regarding brand and trade mark licensing, FRAND terms, character merchandising, franchising, sponsorship agreements, and agreements for promotions and product endorsement.  Scott has advised upon and drafted agreements and related documents for a brand related TV series, with production in the United Kingdom (Ofcom Broadcasting Code of Practice 2019) for broadcast in the United States.