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  David Stone



David is an intellectual property litigator, with particular expertise in trade marks, registered and unregistered designs, and copyright. David works with large and small clients in a diverse range of industries, including FMCGs, fashion, life sciences, agriculture and heavy industry, entertainment, TMT and the arts, usually in a pan-Europe or global context.

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) and  "Stone has all the ingredients that make for an exceptional lawyer: he is academically outstanding, extraordinarily business minded and just a really nice, affable and articulate guy" (WTR 1000, 2016).

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 as a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as a solicitor, 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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