Oliver Gray

Trade Mark Assistant
Oliver Gray


Oliver graduated from the University of Oxford (New College) with First Class Honours in German and Linguistics in 2016, specialising in Medieval German literature and theoretical syntax.  During his year abroad, Oliver taught English in Vienna on the British Council Language Assistant programme.  Oliver joined Dehns in June 2017 as a Trade Mark Assistant.

In 2019, Oliver was awarded Director’s Prizes for attaining the highest marks in the UK in the trade mark modules of the Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice at Queen Mary University of London.


Type of clients and client work

Oliver works with clients across a range of industries and sectors, including chemicals, cosmetics, education, engineering, entertainment, estate agents, finance, food and drink, hospitality, medicine, music production, professional services, recruitment, retail, software developers, and travel and tourism.


Oliver has experience of handling the prosecution of United Kingdom and European Union trade mark applications, and dealing with issues such as absolute and relative grounds objections. Oliver also has experience of prosecution matters in numerous overseas jurisdictions in the Americas and Asia, including the United States and Canada, and China and Japan.
In addition to prosecution work, Oliver assists with preparing and executing search/filing strategies and advising on contentious matters such as opposition/invalidity proceedings, non-use revocation proceedings, and infringement and passing-off.


Qualifications and Memberships

Student Member of CITMA


Higher Education

BA (Hons), University of Oxford, Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics, 2016 (First Class Honours)
PGCert, Queen Mary University of London, Trade Mark Law and Practice (Distinction)



Oliver is currently studying towards the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice from Nottingham Law School.