Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs
John-Joe Massey is an associate with six years of experience in the industry. He specialises in Intellectual Property and is known for his commercial solution-driven advice to clients. John-Joe focuses on all aspects of Intellectual Property law and works with clients from a variety of industries, including sports, retail, and manufacturing.
John-Joe believes in collaborative relationships with his clients and is always ready to pick up the phone and discuss issues to ensure everyone is on the same page.
John-Joe’s strength lies in being a team player and bringing multiple solutions to the table for his clients “I understand that legal advice is not one-size-fits-all and that specific solutions work better in some situations than others”.
The most rewarding aspect of his job are tangible outcomes that come with Intellectual Property work. He enjoys seeing products he helped register a trademark for hitting the shelves or having infringing products removed from them.
Working in an international and deadline-heavy environment is the most challenging aspect of John-Joe’s job. He keeps an eye on various time zones to ensure deadlines are met.
At Walker Morris, John-Joe’s approach to client work aligns with the firm’s ethos and values, including taking a holistic view of an issue and advising clients with the bigger picture in mind. He consults other members of the team to ensure his clients receive comprehensive advice that is tailored specifically to them.
John-Joe’s background includes an in-house legal role at a global company, which gave him a better understanding of what it is like to be the client. He also delivers pro-bono support to businesses in the Leeds area through a legal clinic at the Business and IP centre in Leeds.