Gary Johnston

Partner at Mathys & Squire LLP

Gary Johnston has over 25 years’ experience as a trademark attorney advising clients in matters relating to the adoption, protection, enforcement and exploitation of brand names and designs, both in the United Kingdom and globally. He has been a partner at Mathys & Squire LLP since 2008.

Mr Johnston works closely with IP specialists and other professionals from around the world in order to provide his clients with global IP solutions. He has a wealth of experience, having acted for regional, national and multinational trademark owners in matters relating to the protection, management, maintenance and exploitation of their national and global trademark portfolios and associated IP rights.

Mr Johnston’s expertise covers the filing and prosecution of applications for national and international trademark and design registrations before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the EUIPO. In his role as partner, he oversees anti-counterfeiting activities on a global scale for well-known household brands and handles related contentious oppositions and appeals before the UKIPO and the EUIPO. He also has significant experience in dispute resolution.

Mr Johnston is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys and INTA. He is also recommended in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500, and ranked as a Trademark Star in the latest edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars directory.

Professional associations

  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Bibby Line Group
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • John Cotton Group
  • Kenwood
  • Wacoal

Firm details

Mathys & Squire LLP
Abbey House
32 Booth Street
Manchester M2 4AB
United Kingdom

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