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Julius Stobbs

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Julius has an unparalleled knowledge of trade mark, registered design and copyright law, and applies this in a commercial way to provide practical and proactive advice for his clients.  Clients appreciate Julius’s ability to combine a relaxed manner with an ability to grasp key issues quickly and provide focused advice.

He has extensive experience in contentious trade mark proceedings.  In the UK his experience includes many appearances before the Appointed Person, and he is the most often heard trade mark attorney in inter partes proceedings at the UK Intellectual Property Office.   He also has experience of proceedings before the UK High Court and the Patents County Court.  Julius also has vast experience of dealing with oppositions, cancellations and appeals before OHIM and of further appeals to the General Court and the European Court of Justice.

He provides advice on management and organisation of IP portfolios, trade mark and domain name policies, as well as IP strategies.  He has substantial experience in IP issues relating to tax restructuring and in respect of licensing issues.

Julius has extensive experience in dealing with domain name complaints, and has had many successes before ICANN and Nominet and other domain tribunals.  He also has considerable experience in advising on the acquisition of domain names, and in particular top-level domains.  He has advised on and gained experience of the Companies House Tribunal.

Julius has served on the Organising Committee for the International Trade Mark Attorneys’ Annual Meeting and is a regular speaker at INTA and other events.  He trains candidates for the ITMA exams and has also lectured on International Trade Mark Law at Manchester University.

He spends his spare time studying for additional degrees, and relaxes by playing golf (in which he has represented his country) and making jewellery (commissions welcome)

His qualifications include:

Registered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Trade Mark Litigator
Member, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
MA (Cantab) Law and Natural Sciences, Cambridge University
BA History of Art, Birkbeck
BA Mathematics, Open University