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  David Stone



David leads the firms' global brands group.  He is an intellectual property litigator, with particular expertise in trade marks, registered and unregistered designs, and copyright.

A solicitor advocate, David also has the benefit of in house experience, having represented The Coca-Cola Company as Trade Mark Counsel for Western Europe in 2003-2005. David received a special commendation from the WORLDLeaders: European IP Awards for his work with The Coca-Cola Company. 

Clients describe David as "formidable, extremely professional and incredibly bright" (Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2017).  "A top brand owner ... business" (WTR 1000, 2018).  He is top ranked in all the major directories. 

David is a Research Fellow of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and teaches IP, including at the Universities of Oxford and Alicante. The second edition of David's book, European Union Design Law: A Practitioners' Guide, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.

In May 2017, David was authorised to sit part-time as a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as a solicitor, Republic of Ireland, 2016

Admitted as a Notary Public, 2008

Solicitor Advocate Higher Courts Civil Proceedings (England & Wales), 2005

Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia, 1997

Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, 1996

Academic qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice, Cambridge University, 2007 

BCL, Oxford University, 1995

BA and LLB(hons), Sydney University, 1992

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