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Lewis Silkin continues IP recruitment drive with new Legal Director appointment

17 February 2021

Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Nick Bowie as Legal Director, the latest expansion to the firm’s market-leading Intellectual Property practice.

Nick joins the firm’s London office as a recognised leader in trademark services, having spent 13 years at specialist IP firm Keltie. A Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Nick has a wealth of experience in managing and prosecuting UK, European Union and international trade mark and design portfolios and is regularly involved global searching, filing and assignment projects.

In addition to his core IP expertise, Nick brings with him particular experience in digital enforcement, further boosting the firm’s brand development, management and protection capabilities. He has an impressive success rate in domain name complaint proceedings across several jurisdictions and routinely handles detailed online investigations on behalf of clients.

Nick will work within Lewis Silkin’s pre-eminent team from the firm’s London office, advising a number of global clients across the tech, hospitality and media industries.

Nick’s arrival further enhances Lewis Silkin’s IP team, already significantly bolstered in 2021. In January, the firm announced the hires of IP partners David Swain and Antony Craggs and, in February, Neil Parkes also joined the firm as an IP disputes partner. These recent hires follow the appointment of Alex Rushent as IP Tech Consultant in October 2020, and the acquisitions of patent and trade mark attorney firm Ablett & Stebbing in 2019, a market first by a law firm, and of Adslogans, a unique slogan search and resource provider, in 2018.

Dominic Farnsworth, Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Legal Practice Group at Lewis Silkin, said:

“For some time now, Lewis Silkin has been assembling a team which can act as a leading one-stop-shop for all our clients’ needs, helping their ideas flourish by safeguarding their IP assets and unlocking the door to a whole host of new possibilities in doing so. Nick’s addition provides yet another boost to our full-service IP offering, which continues to go from strength-to-strength at present. His expertise across trademark services and in online brand enforcement and domain name recovery will prove extremely valuable to our clients.”

Nick Bowie, Legal Director at Lewis Silkin, said:

“I’m very proud to become the latest addition to Lewis Silkin’s renowned IP practice. The firm has an outstanding reputation, in no small part due to its full-service IP offering, ambitious and innovative culture, and dedication to clients. I look forward to collaborating closely with my new clients and colleagues alike.”


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