Ian is a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property. His major practice area is contentious IP.
Areas of Expertise
Ian advises on all IP rights, reputation management and competition law.
In addition, he is the co-author of ‘Morris & Quest – The Modern Law of Design’, Butterworths, 2007. Major litigation has included House of Spring Gardens v Waite & Others; Hazel Grove Music; Lancashire Fires v Lyons; The Oystertec litigation; Russell Williams v Designers Guild; Nova Productions Limited v Mazooma; Ancon v ACS; Folding Attic Stairs; Best Buy v Worldwide Sales; Time Source v Henleys; Jumpstar; Baker St Clothing v Lacoste; Character World v HIS Textiles; Star Global v Proctor & Gamble; Scomadi Worldwide Lt v Moto GB Ltd; GAMA Healthcare Limited v PAL International Limited and many others.
Ian is also a member of INTA and IPLA.
Legal 500 Leading Individual
Chambers & Partners Ranked Lawyer
“We felt very confident with Ian leading our case. He carefully considered each tactical move and kept us fully informed at all times.” – Chambers & Partners, 2019
“Very well-respected.” “One of the North West’s leading lights in IP.” “Expertise, experience and his great skill at understanding what the client is really trying to achieve.” – Legal 500, 2019
Away from the office