18 November 2020

Mathys & Squire expands trade mark capability with new appointment

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Richardson as associate to our trade mark practice, bringing the team headcount to a record high of 13 (made up of attorneys and paralegals), across our London, Birmingham and Manchester offices.

Robin is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a qualified trade mark attorney and soon to be UK qualified solicitor. He has several years of experience in trade mark, domain name and copyright protection, working with clients ranging from large multinationals through to newly formed startup companies. Robin has filed and prosecuted trade mark applications in the UK, EU, Africa and worldwide. He is an accredited domain name adjudicator with the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and settled a number of disputes before moving to the UK in 2018.

Robin obtained a B.SocSci and L.LB (Law) from the University of Cape Town and a Masters of Law, specialising in Intellectual Property Law from Queen’s University in Canada. Robin is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and a South African-qualified trade mark practitioner.

After beginning his career with KISCH IP in South Africa where he worked for several years, Robin then joined Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, based in their Leeds office, in 2018.

Commenting on his appointment, partner and co-head of the Mathys & Squire trade mark team, Gary Johnston, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robin to the firm as our trade mark practice grows. His extensive trade mark skills and international experience will further augment the capabilities of our trade mark practice. Robin has a strong passion for solving domain name, trade mark, copyright and internet based legal issues which will add to our offering to clients. He will be a great asset to the firm.”

Robin Richardson added: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with the highly regarded team at Mathys & Squire. I share with them the same values and level of client service. I look forward to working with the firm, its innovative clients and contributing to the firm’s continued growth and development.”

This release has been published in World Trademark Review and Intellectual Property Magazine.