Dominic Farnsworth

Dominic Farnsworth

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Dominic Farnsworth is the Lead Partner for UK and EU Intellectual Property. He is jointly qualified both as a Solicitor and Trade Mark Attorney where his practice focuses both on pure IP law and IP rich commercial contracts, together with related disputes. He has extensive experience in the IP portfolio management and brand protection sectors where he is as valued for his strategic advisory services as he is for his legal capabilities. Other areas include advertising, sports, tech, retail, entertainment, luxury goods and drinks.

He is recognised for his IP knowledge and experience in Chambers, Legal 500, WTR and IP Stars.

Dominic Farnsworth is the Lead Partner for UK and EU Intellectual Property. He is jointly qualified both as a Solicitor and Trade Mark Attorney where his practice focuses both on pure IP law and IP rich commercial contracts, together with related disputes. He has extensive experience in the IP portfolio management and brand protection sectors where he is as valued for his strategic advisory services as he is for his legal capabilities. Other areas include advertising, sports, tech, retail, entertainment, luxury goods and drinks.

He is recognised for his IP knowledge and experience in Chambers, Legal 500, WTR and IP Stars.

Dominic's experience includes:

  • Global IP portfolio management for household names in the entertainment, drinks, automotive, tech, energy, leisure and financial sectors
  • Re-branding and IP restructuring for a global retail chain in 100+ territories
  • Coordination and conduct of international trade mark disputes for major fashion brand
  • Advising many of the top international advertising agency networks on UK and global advertising clearance, IP and rights disputes issues
  • Representing brand owners negotiating top-flight sports sponsorship agreements in football, rugby and athletics
  • Extensive drinks industry experience
  • Product placement, brand partnership and event sponsorship agreements for leading entertainment franchise
  • Licensing, merchandising and exploitation of properties for leading publisher
  • IP monitoring, registration and protection for global high-growth tech platform
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • King's College London, 2000
    Sports Law Diploma
  • King's College London, 1998
    Copyright Diploma
  • Law Society Finals, The College of Law, Guildford, 1990
  • LL.M., International law, University of Nottingham, 1989
  • LL.B., Law & French, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1988
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, International Trade Mark Association
    • Member, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
    • Member, MARQUES
    • Member, ECTA
    • Member, AIDV (International Wine Lawyers Association)
    • Master of Wine, Institute of Masters of Wine
    • Member, British Association of Sport and the Law
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognised, Chambers UK
    • Recognised, Legal 500 (2022)
    • Recognised, World Trademark Review - IP Stars
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord
    • Lewis Silkin (1998-2021)
    • Manches (1993-1997)
    • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (1995)
    • Admitted as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (2007)
    • FA Licensed Football Agent (2005)
    • Master of Wines (2019)