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Declan Cushley

Declan Cushley

Declan Cushley

Partner and Head of IP and Commercial Group

About Declan

Declan is the head of our commercial and intellectual property team. He is an intellectual property specialist and advises on a variety of brand and intellectual property issues, providing advice to clients on IP strategy, brand protection, IP development and exploitation. In 2019, World Trademark Review 1000 identifies Declan as a Top Trade mark Professional in the UK and he is quoted as a “rigorous commercial operator and skilled business partner who represents excellent value for money.”

Legal 500 (Brand Management) 2018 recognises him as a leading individual and notes that he is praised as “sensible, proactive and highly responsive”. Declan has also been recognised consecutively as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine for 2018/2019.

Having previously been European IP counsel for Molson Coors, he has seen life from both sides of the fence, and clients value his insight and advice on strategic issues. Declan’s clients include Mace, the National Trust, Lloyds Banking Group, PZ Cussons Beauty, and the SIPA Trustee appointed in relation to the international recovery of funds following the $20 billion Bernard Madoff fraud.

Declan has published articles in Intellectual Property Review and European Intellectual Property Review and has spoken at LES and ITMA conferences on trade mark and licensing issues.

Declan is also a member of the firm's board and Chairman of Pangea Net, an international network of independent law firms.

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