Principal and Founder at Stobbs
Julius Stobbs established Stobbs in March 2013. Prior to this he was a partner at major European firm Boult Wade Tennant for seven years, before moving to be head of trademarks at Ipulse between 2009 and early 2013.
Mr Stobbs has an unparalleled knowledge of trademark, registered design and copyright law, and applies this in a commercial way to provide practical and proactive advice for his clients. Clients appreciate his ability to combine a relaxed manner with that to grasp key issues quickly, and to provide focused advice.
Mr Stobbs has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious trademark matters. He provides advice on management and organisation of IP portfolios, trademark and domain name policies, as well as IP strategies. He has substantial experience in IP issues relating to tax restructuring and in respect of licensing issues, domain name issues and company name issues.
Mr Stobbs is widely recognised as a clear leader in the field of IP and brand law, acting for high-profile clients. Chambers & Partners UK has described him as “the best Trade Mark Attorney anywhere”. Chambers’ research also found that clients admire his “pragmatic, well-rounded and down-to-earth” practice, and that they find him straightforward to deal with.
The Legal 500 says: “Julius Stobbs has ‘exceptional industry knowledge, business acumen and a high level of expertise that is invaluable’ and leads a ‘capable and practical’ team advising clients from a diverse range of sectors.”
Mr Stobbs has been on the Organising Committee for INTA’s Annual Meeting and is a regular speaker at INTA and other events. He trains candidates for the exams held by the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys and lectures at Cambridge University on trademark law, having previously lectured on international trademark law at Manchester University.