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David Stone

Partner, Global Head of Intellectual Property

London

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David Stone

Partner, Global Head of Intellectual Property

London

David works with the world’s leading businesses to protect their most valuable asset: their brands. Leading the A&O global IP practice, he is a distinguished IP litigator specialising in trademarks and registered and unregistered designs.

A solicitor advocate, David also has the benefit of in-house experience having worked in-house with Coca-Cola for a number of years. In 2017, David was authorised to sit part time as a Deputy High Court Judge.

He is regularly sought after to speak, providing unparalleled narrative and advice around the most crucial IP issues. David is a Research Fellow of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and teaches IP, including at the Universities of Oxford, Queen Mary 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.


News & insights

Publications: 15 NOVEMBER 2019

First French anti-anti-suit injunction: don't tell me what I can't do!

Following on from the first German anti-anti-suit injunction issued a few weeks ago in the Nokia v. Continental case, the Paris First Instance court did just the same in IPCom v. Lenovo.

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Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Changes are needed to EU Law so declarations of non-infringement of EUTMS and Community designs are available across the EU: an A&O survey

A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.

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Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2019

Podcast: Preparing for Brexit: Intellectual property

In the event of the UK leaving the EU with or without a deal, how are IP rights affected and what should clients do to ensure there is no loss of protection.

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Publications: 20 JUNE 2018

IP owners to pay the costs of blocking access to infringing websites

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that trade mark owners should pay the costs of implementing a court order requiring UK ISPs to block access to websites selling counterfeit goods. This is a reversal of previous decisions, which had required the ISPs to bear these costs. Rights holders will still be able to obtain blocking injunctions, which are an effective means of tackling online infringements, but have to indemnify the ISPs for the reasonable compliance costs of putting these orders into effect in the UK. 

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor (Republic of Ireland) 2016

Admitted as a Notary Public (England and Wales), 2008

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

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2002

Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister (High Court of Australia), 1997

Admitted as a Solicitor (New South Wales), 1996


Academic

Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice, University of Cambridge, 2007

BCL, University of Oxford, 1995

BA and LLB (hons), University of Sydney, 1992


Pro-bono experience

  • David chairs the board of directors of the Centre for Recent Drawing, an arts charity in Highbury-Islington. David also represents a diverse range of charities, assisting them with their IP.

Published work

  • European Union Design Law: A Practitioners' Guide, Oxford University Press, 2012 (first edition) and 2016 (second edition)