Andy Butcher


Andy trained with Bristows and qualified into the Brands group within the IP Litigation department in 2012. Andy advises across the full range of “soft” IP rights, with advertising and trade mark law being his principal practice areas.

Andy deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters. He assists clients with domain name disputes and IP litigation in the High Court and below, while on the non-contentious side he advises on trade mark filing strategy and compliance of advertising copy with UK advertising regulations. He has advised major brands on compliance with ambush marketing legislation for global sports events and has substantial experience in ensuring compliance of promotional mechanics and terms and conditions with UK advertising regulations.

In addition to his experience in private practice, Andy has completed secondments with several international clients where he advised on online brand protection and filed and defended UK Advertising Standards Authority complaints. He is co-author of the UK chapter of “International Advertising Law: A practical global guide” published by Globe Law & Business.

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BSc Biology, Imperial College London
LLB, The College of Law, London