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John Olsen

John Olsen
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With more than 30 years’ experience in trademarks and brand protection, John advises clients on the selection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of trademark rights throughout the world. He has been involved in more than 1,500 contested trademark cases at the second level of appeal or higher in more than 80 countries around the world and has litigated cases in more than 150 countries worldwide. John is often referred to as the “father of the lawyer-led integrated trade mark platform” in the UK.

His clients include individuals through to multinational companies and he manages brand protection programmes for large global brands. John has lectured on trademarks and affiliated rights for many organisations and on virtually every continent.

John and his team have been recognised by the leading legal and intellectual property directories for more than 15 years. He is the author of many articles on trademarks and branding issues, including Companies, Costs and Creating Value – Making Your Intellectual Property Work for You; International Trade Mark Portfolio Management: Maximising the return on your investment and The Community Trade Mark: from Experiment to Necessity.

John is the co-author of Trade Marks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition: World Law And Practice as well as Domain Names: Global Law and Practice. These treatises have both won plaudits as go-to sources for the profession. He is currently featured as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500: UK, Chambers UK and Chambers Global directories.

John has lectured on intellectual property topics for many organisations and in many countries on virtually every continent. John is bilingual in English-French and he speaks social German and Spanish, facilitating his ability to assist clients in doing business in different countries.

WWL says: John Olsen is “a trusted adviser to some of the world’s most famous brands” with respondents highlighting his responsiveness, the excellence of his written work, and the creativity and knowledge behind his legal arguments.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Trademarks which can be purchased from our Shop.

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