Gary Johnston

UK Chartered and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

With over 25 years’ experience as a trade mark attorney advising clients in relation to the adoption, protection and exploitation of brand names and designs both here in the UK and globally, Gary has been a Partner of Mathys & Squire LLP since 2008. Prior to that he spent 18 years at a well-known Manchester based firm of trade mark attorneys, where he was also MD for 11 years. Gary is also ranked as an IP Star in the 2018 World IP Survey.


Year joined: 2008

Qualifications: LLB CTMA


Gary works closely with IP specialists and other professionals, both in the UK and overseas, in order to provide his clients with a global IP solution. Gary has a wealth of experience, having acted for regional, national and multi-national trade mark owners in relation to the protection, management, maintenance and exploitation of their national and global trade mark portfolios and associated intellectual property rights. Gary's specific experience includes the filing and prosecution of applications for national and international trade mark and design registration before the UK Intellectual Property Office (designs and trade marks) and EUIPO (trade marks and designs) in the EU. He handles related oppositions and appeals.


Gary has an honours degree in law from the University of Central Lancashire and entered the trade marks profession in 1990. He is a qualified trade mark attorney.

Membership & Organisations

Gary is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and has been recommended by World Trade Review 1000.

IP Star rosette 2018 gjWTR 1000 Recommended Individual 2019

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