Alan Harper

  • Director
  • Intellectual Property
Alan Harper

Alan is a specialist intellectual property solicitor and advises across the full spectrum of intellectual property matters and intellectual property rights including patents, trade marks, copyright and designs.

Alan is an experienced litigator and regularly acts to enforce the intellectual property rights of his clients, including household brands, in the Courts. He also defends clients in relation to intellectual property infringement claims. Alan is experienced in dealing with a broad range of intellectual property disputes and enforcement in various forums ranging from the High Court to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC).

Alan also frequently provides strategic advice to clients in relation to non-contentious matters such as the creation, capture and exploitation of intellectual property rights. Alan frequently advises on the acquisition of intellectual property rights and regularly “troubleshoots” intellectual property issues arising in a variety of corporate transactions.

Alan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford.

In their words

"Intellectual property is key to all businesses and I work closely with my clients to not only understand their valuable intellectual property but also, protect and exploit it. Intellectual property is an academic area of law and I enjoy the intellectual challenge of engaging with complex issues and distilling this into commercial and pragmatic advice for my clients. I particularly enjoy the variety of my practice ranging from dealing with complex litigation, advising on the creation and protection of new intellectual property and innovation as well as exploring intellectual property assets owned by businesses and advising on how best to exploit and protect them."

Alan Harper