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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

Richard Parsons

Senior Associate - Trade Marks (Solicitor)

Solicitor (England and Wales)
Solicitor (Ireland)
Registered European Lawyer (Munich)

First Class Masters degree in Physics, Cardiff University; LLB Law, Cardiff University; Distinction in Legal Practice Course; Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property



Richard is a senior associate in the firm’s Trade Mark and Litigation and Dispute Resolution groups. Richard advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters, both contentious and non-contentious, in the UK, EU and other foreign jurisdictions, with particular focus on trade mark and brand protection and enforcement, brand creation, IP strategy and trade mark portfolio management.


Richard has experience in matters relating to trade mark infringement and passing off, including litigation, opinion and advisory work. He has extensive experience of dealing with UK and EU Trade Mark oppositions, revocations and invalidity proceedings for clients across many sectors, including financial services, food and beverage, entertainment and consumer goods. Richard has also recently advised a client in its large scale trade mark filing programs, liaising closely with the client to protect its brand throughout the world.


Richard’s litigation experience includes dealing with proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the Patents Court, and in the High Court using the Shorter Trials Scheme. He has also assisted clients in relation to appeals to the Court of Appeal, and has previous experience in general commercial litigation and financial services regulation.


Richard is also experienced in advising on and drafting IP-related commercial contracts, such as assignments, licenses and non-disclosure agreements. 


Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and was admitted as an Irish solicitor in 2018.


Richard also has a Masters degree in Physics and worked in scientific research in the nanotech field prior to converting to law.


Richard is a key lawyer in the Legal 500 2024 UK publication. 


Recent work includes:


  • FIL Ltd & Anor v Fidelis Underwriting Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 1097 (Pat)(11 May 2018): acting for Claimants in a trade mark infringement and passing off action in the High Court and Court of Appeal.


  • Tinder, Inc. v Feeld Limited (formerly 3nder Limited) & Anor (HC-2014-001037): acting for Claimant in a trade mark infringement and passing off claim in the High Court (Shorter Trials Scheme).


  • Anton Zaslavski (aka Zedd) v Craig Stephens & Anor (IP-2016-000001): representing the Claimant in a trade mark infringement and passing off action in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.



  • Quinn Packaging Limited v Linpac Packaging Limited and R. Færch Plast a/s (IP-2018-000014): Advising in relation to a patent invalidity action in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.


  • Gruma, S.A.B. de C.V v Mission E2 Limited & Ors (IP-2015-000201): representing the Claimant in a trade mark infringement and passing off action in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.


  • Enforcing copyright and trade mark rights in well-known books, movies and children’s character franchises against infringing artwork, apps and other unauthorised uses.


  • Enforcing trade mark rights and copyright on behalf of well-known bands and entertainers.


Please see our Recent Cases page for further cases handled by our Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team.


Interests outside work:


Richard enjoys skiing, surfing and playing golf.

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