James Fish


Partner, Solicitor


James is head of the Trade Marks Group. James's experience since 1996 has included extensive handling of multi-jurisdictional clearance searching; advising on filing strategy; trade mark prosecution of unusual marks; conducting trade mark related litigation; and handling anti-dilution campaigns. Clients appreciate James's pragmatic and cost-conscious approach. James joined the firm in 2002 from international law firm Clifford Chance.

James works with a variety of clients worldwide in a number of sectors, in particular pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical devices and the wine industry.

James is Co-editor of the Trade Mark Handbook (a Thomson Reuters publication). James travels extensively and is a frequent visitor to Japan and Korea.

Chambers & Partners ranks James as a band 1' Trade Mark Attorney and reports that clients say he employs his expertise in a practical way and is one of the principal architects of a group which has come to be regarded as amongst the country's finest. Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) states that a number of competitors singled out James Fish for his ability to attract big-ticket clients. The Legal 500 says that James is highly regarded for his demeanour, responsiveness, thoughtful advice and international perspective' on trade mark issues.

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University of Manchester, LLB Honours Degree in Law, LLM International Business Law


Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
UK Council Member and Treasurer of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI-UK)
Chair to CET Group 1 (European Community Trade Mark matters) of FICPI International
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple


Higher Courts Litigation Certificate (Trade Mark and Design Attorney Litigator)
OHIM Professional Representative
UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney
Bar Vocational Course (ICSL)