United Kingdom: England Chris McLeod

Partner - Elkington & Fife LLP

Chris McLeod is a registered trademark attorney and an authorised representative at the EU Intellectual Property Office, with over 30 years’ experience in the field of trademarks, designs and copyright. He has been active in the UK Institute of Trademark Attorneys (ITMA) for over 15 years, serving as its president from 2014 to 2016. As the most recent president of ITMA, he is still one of five officers of the institute and continues to serve on its council – the board of directors. He is also an active member of the International Trademark Association and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group.

He has extensive experience managing large trademark and registered design portfolios in many sectors, including fashion, sports, healthcare, publishing, food and beverages, and has represented numerous charity clients on a pro bono basis.

Mr McLeod is a regular conference chair, speaker and lecturer on IP issues. He is a frequent commentator in the mainstream and IP press – on radio and on TV – on trademarks and related matters. He has appeared on BBC 2, Channel 4, Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live and in The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Telegraph.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • ITMA
  • PTMG

Sample client list

  • BASF
  • Coca-Cola
  • Geoffrey LLC (TOYS 'R' US)
  • Mundipharma
  • Panalytical
  • Philips
  • Spire Healthcare

Firm details

Elkington & Fife LLP
Thavies Inn House
3-4 Holborn Circus
London EC1N 2HA
United Kingdom

Contact details

E: chris.mcleod@elkfife.com
T: +44 20 7936 8800
F: +44 20 7353 4329
W: www.elkfife.com

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