Peter Houlihan

Partner
London

Peter has considerable experience in all aspects of trade mark practice, and particular expertise in handling contentious matters, before both IP Offices and the courts.

He has been involved in some unusual trade mark matters, such as the protection of collective and certification marks for financial services membership organisations, advising whether the word “Parliamentary” may be used in a business name (not usually!), and obtaining the consent of a bishop for use of a heraldic logo.

More recently, he has worked on a number of more complex contentious matters such as actions for trade mark infringement and passing off in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court against: a supermarket using allegedly “lookalike” packaging on its in-house goods; a reseller of infringing consumer products on an online auction site; and against parallel import of vehicle accessories. He also has experience of liaising with UK Customs to obtain destruction of goods infringing IP rights.

Additional information

Partner 2017

Specialisms

Trade marks & designs
Domain Names
Disputes
Court Procedures

Qualifications

BA Classics, St John’s College, Oxford
LLB Law (1st class), Birkbeck, University of London
IP Litigation and IP Advocacy Course, Nottingham Law School
Registered Trade Mark Attorney 2002
Higher Courts Litigation Certificate 2013

Memberships

CITM
AAIPPI

Contact Peter Houlihan
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Publications:
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  • The Supreme Court decides that ISPs do not… Read more