Adam Kellett



Adam is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Adam joined the firm in 2015, after graduating from University College London (UCL) with a BA(Hons) degree in English Literature and completing a law conversion. Before joining Dehns, Adam gained experience with solicitor firms and in-house legal departments, and developed an enduring interest in intellectual property law.

In 2017, Adam was awarded the Director’s Prize for achieving the best mark in the Trade Mark Law and Practice B (infringement/disputes) Module on the Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, at Queen Mary University of London.

Adam became an Associate of the firm in 2021.


Type of clients and client work

Adam obtains protection for clients’ brands, enforces their trade mark rights, and manages their trade mark portfolios.  His work includes:

  • clearance searching and advising on the availability and registrability of new trade marks;
  • devising filing strategies and filing and prosecuting UK, EU, International and overseas trade mark applications;
  • trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings and appeals, and related settlement negotiations;
  • advising on trade mark infringement and/or passing off, and dispute resolution;
  • preparing cease and desist letters, agreements, letters of undertaking and letters of consent;
  • domain name and company name complaints;
  • website, social media, e-commerce and app-store takedowns;
  • acquisition and registration of domain names;
  • effecting and recording transactions including licenses, changes of ownership and security charges;
  • portfolio management and recordals.

Adam works with a variety of clients, from start-ups to multinational corporations, in a broad range of industries, including food and drink, software, technology, media/entertainment, electronics, energy, construction, finance, accounting, insurance, healthcare and leisure.



Adam has particular expertise in online brand protection and enforcement, and handling complex interconnected opposition/cancellation proceedings.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, 2018
  • IP Litigator – Trade Mark, 2018
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School, 2018 – Distinction (IP Litigation Certificate – Distinction)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary University of London, 2017 – Distinction
  • Member of CITMA


Higher Education

BA (Hons), English Literature, University College London (UCL), 2013 – 2.1

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), The University of Law, 2014 – Commendation



Adam was recognised as a “Rising Star” in the 2023 and 2022 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars publication.

Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


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