Declan is the head of Browne Jacobson’s London office, is head of Corporates sector strategy and leads the firm’s Commercial group nationally. He has over twenty-five years of experience with intellectual property law and is widely renowned as an expert on trade marks. Declan advises some of the most recognisable names in British business including Mace, the National Trust, Aston Martin, PZ Cussons Beauty, and Iconic London.
Clients value Declan’s advice on how they can best protect and enforce their portfolio of brands nationally and globally. Having previously been European IP counsel for Molson Coors, he understands the variety of IP challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis. Declan maintains a particular interest in the retail sector and a variety of leading fashion brands turn to him for strategic branding advice.
Declan plays an important role in shaping Browne Jacobson’s ambitious plans for the future. He is head of the firm’s Corporates group, sits on the Board of Directors and recently became a founding partner of Browne Jacobson’s new Dublin base. Declan has amassed an impressive array of global contacts having co-founded Pangea Net, an international network of independent law firms. Clients recognise that Declan’s contacts are invaluable in helping them protect their IP rights worldwide.
Declan has been published in Europe’s leading IP journal and addressed several international conferences as a trade mark expert. He is heavily involved in the firm’s acclaimed D&I initiatives and works in tandem with industry leaders to help corporates meet their sustainability targets.
“Declan understands the internal constraints of our team – the legal spend, politics and personalities. He’s a trusted advisor, with oversight over what the team are doing”
“He is clearly an expert in his field who understands his clients’ needs and delivers exactly what he promises.”
“Declan and his team are a delight to work with. Responsive, reliable, trustworthy and proactive advisors.”
“Very happy with the service from a very switched on team. Declan Cushley and Barker Brettell did a great job and this work was and continues to be appreciated by my directors”