LLB (hons.) (Abdn.)
Diploma in Legal Practice (DipLP) (Abdn.)
LLM in Commercial Law (distinction) (Edin.)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Oxon)
Notary Public (NP)
- Associate of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
- Society for Computers and Law
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
- Society for Junior Intellectual Property Practitioners
- Licensing Executives Society
- The Law Society of Scotland
Oliver is a solicitor and notary public (registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), specialising in advising clients on contentious, commercial and advisory work across all intellectual property rights, including trade marks and passing off, designs, copyright and patents. He has advised clients from a variety of industry sectors, including high-end fashion brands, electronic musical device manufacturers, video game publishers, furniture and homeware designers, software development companies, food franchises and start-ups. He particularly enjoys helping clients protect and add value to their business.
Oliver has experience in brand clearance searching and preparing trade mark filing strategies. Other commercial and advisory experience includes assisting with licensing and sponsorship agreements, data protection advice and drafting terms and conditions of use for various online products. Oliver also has notable experience protecting brands in the food and drinks industry where he acts for a number of Scottish spirits producers.
His contentious experience includes acting for clients in contested registry proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the Appointed Person and the EU IPO, including appeals to the General Court. Oliver also has experience acting for clients in litigation before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and High Court in London.
Oliver is also an Intellectual Property, IT, Commercial and Data Protection Advisor with the Institute of Directors.
Working with Entrepreneurial Spark and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Oliver mentors new business start-ups and entrepreneurs, and regularly speaks on intellectual property topics.
He has featured and been quoted in publications and media including BBC Radio, CITMA Review, the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, and International Business Times in relation to trade mark registrations and his work on uncovering submarine trade mark filings by Apple, Google, Microsoft and more.
He has been a Tutor on the Commercial Law course at the University of Edinburgh for more than 10 years.
In his spare time, Oliver enjoys playing squash, saxophone and spending time with his family.
View and connect with Oliver on LinkedIn here.