Antony Gallafent

Senior Associate
Antony Gallafent

Background

After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Civil Engineering Antony worked as a Civil Engineer for two years. Antony then joined the Intellectual Property profession in 1990 and he worked for a range of Intellectual Property companies before joining Dehns in 2020.

Type of clients and client work

Antony works for clients ranging from individuals up to multinational companies, as well as overseas patent and trade mark attorneys. Antony has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent, trade mark and design applications in the UK Intellectual Property Office, patent applications in the European Patent Office and World Intellectual Property Organisation, and trade mark and design applications in the EU Intellectual Property Office. Antony also advises on infringement and validity of patents, trade marks (registered and unregistered), and designs (registered and unregistered ).

Expertise

Antony is experienced in handling patent work in a wide range of fields including automotive and aeronautical engineering, domestic appliances, mechanical devices and apparatus, and anti-corrosion coatings. He handles trade marks in connection with all industries and individuals in areas including identification and protection of trademarks, provision of freedom to operate advice, and the development of trade mark strategy both generally and in connection with the achievement of predetermined goals.

In connection with designs, Antony is experienced in connection with all industry sectors and advises in connection with freedom to operate, use of registered designs and other intellectual property to keep manufactures in supply chains, and the use of registered designs and other intellectual property in connection with electronic market places.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Certificate in IP Law, Queen Mary College, University of London 1991
  • European Patent Attorney 1996
  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, 1997
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Member of European Patent Institute

Higher Education

BEng University of Birmingham 1988