Chris McLeod

Partner at Elkington and Fife LLP

Chris McLeod is a chartered trademark attorney and an authorised representative at the EU Intellectual Property Office, with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of trademarks, designs and copyright. He leads the growing trademark practice at Elkington and Fife LLP.

Mr McLeod has been active in the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA) for more than 15 years, serving as its president from 2014 to 2016. As a past president of CITMA, he is still on its executive committee and continues to serve on its council – the board of directors – and is a board member of the CITMA Benevolent Fund. He is also an active member of INTA and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group.

Mr McLeod has extensive experience managing large trademark and registered design portfolios in many sectors, including fashion, sports, human and animal healthcare, publishing, and food and beverages. He has represented numerous charity clients on a pro bono basis, including via the IP Pro Bono scheme.

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
  • PTMG

Sample client list

  • Acer
  • BASF
  • Chaos Fashion
  • Corning
  • Corsearch
  • Evidensia
  • Evonik
  • Independent Vetcare
  • Malvern Panalytical
  • Philips
  • Signify
  • Toys R Us

Firm details

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

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