David is a leading European Trade Mark Attorney who joined Arterial’s Executive Board during 2015, assuming responsibility for IP within our investee portfolio. His career spans 16 years during which time he has been credited with pioneering IP work across a wide range of issues relating to trade marks, design marks and domain names in many jurisdictions around the world.
David spent six years as Head of IP for Specsavers, where his innovative approach to IP helped grow Specsavers’ IP portfolio from being UK retail centric to one worthy of a global medtech company.
For the past 6 years he has been a director of Collas Crill’s IP company, which is unique in being the only Channel Islands law firm with a dedicated IP company and, as such, deals with the bulk of Guernsey related IP work.
David has been closely involved with the development and subsequent implementation of the unique Guernsey image rights legislation, and has regularly been consulted by both the Jersey and Guernsey Governments on IP legislation. He has written extensively on the subject and is regarded as a thought leader in this ever growing field.