Martin Delafaille


Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor (England and Wales)



Martin is a dual qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Martin advises on all aspects of intellectual property law with particular experience of advising brand owners on the registration and exploitation of their trade marks and designs, both in the UK and internationally. As head of the firm’s trade mark filing practice, Martin manages the international trade mark portfolios of Farrow & Ball, Regus, and as well as those of Gucci and Bank of America in the UK.

Martin provides clients with strategic advice on how best to protect their global brands, advising them on clearance searches and coordinating global filing and recordal programmes. He also has substantial trade mark disputes experience, including handling trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions before both the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices.

Martin advises on all aspects of contentious IP and is particularly specialised in the acquisition and recovery of domain names. He has successfully pursued many complaints before Nominet, WIPO and the Czech Arbitration Court. More recently, Martin has acted for clients before the Company Names Tribunal. He regularly writes on brands issues, and is a regular contributor to ITMA Review.


History (University of Leeds)
UK Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney