Ben co-heads RPC’s food and drink (F&D) group and is a partner in RPC’s intellectual property team.
Ben advises on all aspects of IP protection and enforcement and licensing, with a focus on trademarks, passing off, copyright, designs and confidential information. Having acted in disputes before the UK High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as well as the Intellectual Property Office, Ben has significant litigation experience across the full range of IP rights, including acting for FTSE 100 F&D companies.
Ben regularly lectures and publishes articles on IP and sits on the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and is a member of the Law Society Intellectual Property Law Committee. Ben is recognised as a Next Generation Partner for IP in The Legal 500 (2021) and is the 2021 winner of the Lexology Client Choice Awards for IP: Trade marks, UK. Ben’s clients say he is ‘super-responsive; he has extensive knowledge with respect to IP matters; and he is very pragmatic’. Clients also noted Ben as ‘providing clear, decisive opinions and advice. He is user friendly and can adapt his style as necessary, making use of clear business language. Ben is a proactive, conscientious and thoughtful professional.’