Danny is an associate in our Intellectual Property team, with a specific focus on contentious intellectual property matters.

He advises clients on the full spectrum of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, designs, and copyright. Danny has particular experience advising clients in the retail, engineering, brewing, education, technology, medical devices, online and social media, and IT sectors.

Danny’s work typically involves advising on, drafting and responding to cease and desist letters, settlement agreements, trade mark oppositions, revocations and cancellations, and preparing legal proceedings (acting for both claimants and defendants).

He has enjoyed recent success in the courts, including in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Claydon Yield-O-Meter v Mzuri [2021]) and the High Court (Coloplast v Salts [2021]). He also has experience in advising on and preparing cases to be heard at the UK Intellectual Property Office Trade Mark Tribunal, and the Nominet UK Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service.

Danny has completed the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, attaining a merit grade. He is also a contributor to publications including Lawyer Monthly and provides external webinars on IP topics of interest including through MBL Webinars.

Danny is part of the IP team in Birmingham which won the MIPS IPEC Firm of the Year Award 2022, and which is ranked by both Chambers and Legal500 in the Midlands for intellectual property work. Danny is also recognised as a ‘key lawyer’ in the Legal500 Rankings.

Outside of work, Danny is a keen football, music, beer and film fan – all of which being closely linked to intellectual property rights (and disputes).

Recent Cases of Note:

Trade Marks, Passing Off, Copyright & Designs:
• Advising a charity in relation to a copyright claim brought against it in relation to the contents of an marketing video.
• Acting for a market leading building materials manufacturer in relation to enforcing its brand and trade marks against competitors.
• Acting for a global market leading cleaning technology manufacturer in relation to enforcing its brand and trade marks against competitors.
• Acting for a dairy-free products brand in relation to enforcing its trade marks against a key competitor launching a new product.
• Delorean Motor Company v Mr Benjamin Granger (also known as “Tyler DeLorean”) [IP-2021-000108] – representing the claimant in successfully obtaining summary judgment in a claim for trade mark infringement.
• Primatel Limited v Double Dragon International Limited [IP-2020-000146] – representing the claimant in a claim for passing off, copyright infringement and invalidity of a trade mark.

• Niftylift Limited v JLG Industries (United Kingdom) Limited [IP-2021-000099] – representing the claimant in patent infringement proceedings.
• Claydon Yield-O-Meter Ltd v Mzuri Ltd [IP-2018-000045] – representing the successful defendant in relation to a claim for infringement of two patents, with a notable winning argument on prior use – Judgements at [2021] EWHC 1007 (IPEC) and [2021] EWHC 1322 (IPEC).
• Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare Limited [HP-2019-000012] – representing the successful defendant in relation to a claim for patent infringement – Judgment at [2021] EWHC 107 (Pat)

I enjoy putting my experience, interest and knowledge of IP law and its related industries to use by assisting clients and developing innovative solutions to problems they encounter when looking to protect, exploit and enforce their rights.

I am based in our Birmingham Office

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