Jason is a solicitor and has been the Kempner & Partners (now Haseltine Lake Kempner) Managing Partner since its inception in 2009. He advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, as well as having extensive experience of brand protection and strategy, having set up the firm’s trade mark filing unit. He is equally at home in the courts and within trade mark registries so is able to deal holistically with disputes as necessary.
As a brand specialist, Jason advises on brand protection and strategy, files trade mark applications for clients in the UK and Europe and manages worldwide trade mark portfolios using his wide network of associated firms. He is experienced both in bringing and defending trade mark opposition at the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices, as well as managing trade mark disputes worldwide.
As a litigator, here in the UK, he is active in the Courts, both in the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), and runs disputes to get commercial results for his clients, involving, trade marks, passing off, design rights, database right, confidential information and trade secrets, domain names and copyright. He has also represented clients in the Court of Appeal, and the General Court of the European Union.
He is particularly experienced in the field of ex-employee confidential information/trade secret cases and actions against or involving liquidators and has brought a number of actions in the High Court, as well as obtaining injunctions in this field against liquidators and administrators to prevent sale of client assets.
Jason also drafts and advises on a wide variety of commercial IP agreements including R&D agreements, confidentiality agreements and IP licences. He is a member of the International Trade Marks Association (INTA), and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
Jason acts for many high profile and famous brands including Findus, BirdsEye, Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Callaway Golf, Vision Express, Giorgio Armani, Beam Suntory Group, Wren Kitchens, Ebuyer.com, Regus, Ascential Group, Mamas & Papas and Finastra.