Partner at BomhardIP
Giles Corbally is a partner at BomhardIP with over 18 years’ experience in trademarks. His principal focus is on EU trademark and design clearance, prosecution and enforcement.
He has substantial trademark dispute experience within the European Union and beyond, including handling oppositions and cancellation actions before the EU Intellectual Property Office. He has extensive experience managing large-scale trademark portfolios, undertaking multi-jurisdictional searching, advising on filing strategy and prosecuting trademarks throughout Europe and worldwide. He is also particularly experienced in handling EU trademark and international applications under the Madrid Protocol, negotiating and drafting trademark settlement agreements and undertaking due diligence.
During his career, Mr Corbally has handled trademark matters and large-scale trademark portfolios for clients operating in a diverse range of fields, including food and beverages, confectionery, tobacco, film and television, entertainment, publishing, pharmaceutical, financial, automobile, engineering, software and hardware. Before joining BomhardIP, Mr Corbally worked in senior positions, both in London and abroad, for several of the largest international law firms, having started his career working in-house for the owner of what was then the world’s largest trademark portfolio.
Mr Corbally was chair of the International Trademark Association European National Trademark Office Subcommittee and a member of the European Communities Trademark Association Publications Committee. He is also on the EU Advisory Board for global trademark search provider Corsearch.