Tom Scourfield

Global Co-head CMS IP Practice Group at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Tom Scourfield is co-head of the international IP group at CMS. He is a solicitor advocate (England and Wales), with an Irish solicitor qualification, and practises from London, United Kingdom and Warsaw, Poland.

Mr Scourfield advises businesses on their commercial IP assets. This includes helping find the best strategy for the creation, identification, registration and capture of those assets, to their realisation through commercial agreements and licensing, and their protection and enforcement through litigation and other dispute resolution.

As a solicitor advocate, Mr Scourfield is particularly well known for his IP enforcement work and has helped clients achieve their strategic goals in all forms of IP dispute resolution. He has led cases at all levels of UK courts (civil and criminal) and at the EUIPO, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also handles the strategic management of litigation in a wide range of other territories in multi-jurisdictional disputes. His practice focuses on those industry sectors where IP assets are most critical to commercial success, including consumer products; technology, media and communication; life sciences and healthcare; and energy.

Mr Scourfield is the editor and principal contributor to the Annual Review of EU Trademark Law, published each year by the Trademark Reporter of INTA. He is also a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of MARQUES and former chair of the European Amicus Committee at INTA. Mr Scourfield has been widely published, including as a contributor to the Community Trademark Regulation: A Commentary, published by Beck/Hart and the related publication Community Design Regulation: A Commentary.

Professional associations

  • British Brands Group
  • INTA

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
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London EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom

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