Adam Kellett

Trade Mark Attorney
Adam Kellett

Background 

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 the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).  Before training as a Trade Mark Attorney, Adam completed a variety of legal placements and gained experience as a paralegal, both with Dehns and with solicitor firms and in-house legal departments, from which he cultivated a keen interest in intellectual property law.

 

Type of clients and client work 

Adam assists with all aspects of Trade Mark Attorney practice.  This includes:

  • clearance searching and advising on the availability of clients’ new trade marks;
  • advising on the registrability of new marks;
  • devising filing strategies and filing and prosecuting UK, European Union, International and overseas trade mark applications;
  • trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and related settlement negotiations;
  • appeals from decisions in examination, opposition and cancellation proceedings;
  • advising on matters of alleged trade mark infringement and/or passing off, and the resolution of related disputes;
  • preparing cease and desist letters, agreements, letters of undertaking and letters of consent;
  • advising on prospective domain name and company name complaints;
  • assisting with the acquisition and registration of domain names; and
  • portfolio management.

Adam works with clients in a variety of industries, including the energy, construction, insurance, electronics, software, technology, food and drink, media/entertainment, healthcare and leisure industries.

 

Expertise 

Adam is particularly interested in contentious matters, and therefore enjoys preparing arguments and submissions for trade mark opposition/cancellation proceedings and appeals, and working on settlement negotiations.

 

Qualifications and Memberships 

  • UK Registered 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
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys – Ordinary Member

 

Higher Education 

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

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