Steve Waine

Steve Waine

Director, Trade Marks

London Croydon

Steve Waine has over 25 years of experience in the trade marks field. He works with a wide range of clients in all areas of business. Major client areas are pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, entertainment, chemicals, finance, fashion and consumer goods. Steve handles all areas of trade mark and copyright law, including filing and prosecution of applications, litigation including the prosecution and defense of oppositions, searching and portfolio management.

His work is carried out directly before the UK Intellectual Property Office, with work in other countries being facilitated by foreign associates under supervision. Steve’s experience means he is able to provide advice with respect to foreign law at a general level, helping clients devise a suitable filing strategy.

Steve began training in the trade mark profession in the in-house trade marks department of a world-famous oil and gas company before moving to private practice 21 years ago. After qualifying as a trade mark attorney, he looked to expand his knowledge in new areas of the law. Specifically, he studied legislation relating to trade marks, including the growing area of protection and litigation relating to domain names, and the implementation of new territorial protection through the introduction in the UK of the Madrid Protocol.

An international filing system that can provide significant cost savings to clients, the Madrid Protocol has opened up new strategies with respect to the protection of trade marks. Steve has acted as the practice co-ordinator for Murgitroyd for this ever-changing system.

In 2010, Steve was appointed as a Director of Trade Marks. While the majority of his work is still client-facing, he now also spends time assisting in the management of the group and training new attorneys. He is involved in business development, and will often visit new clients to help them formulate their company strategy for the protection of trade marks, as well as providing advice on the maintenance of records, branding and communication of brand values to their colleagues.

Some of Steve’s major clients have been in the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, entertainment, chemicals, finance, fashion, consumer goods, oil and gas.

Steve is based in our London Croydon office.

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Key contributor to the Team Highly Recommended in Décideurs Magazine's Leaders' League

UK Best Law Firms & IP agencies for Trade Mark Prosecution 2024

Recognised in Décideurs Magazine's Leaders' League

Highly recommended in UK Best Law Firms & IP agencies for Trade Mark Prosecution 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark Team recognised by Managing IP, IP Stars

Managing IP, IP Stars, Trade Mark Prosecution Firm Ranking - 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark team awarded Recommended status on WIPR 2024

World Intellectual Property Review - Non-contentious UK Trade Mark category - 2024

He is an excellent sounding board and knowledgeable about complex trademark issues

WTR 1000 - 2024 Research Insight

Steve Waine is a repository of trust and serves as a strategic counsellor for brand owners in a variety of industries

WTR 1000 - 2024 Research Insight

Many household-name brands turn to the outfit for expert management of their portfolios, including Barry M, who have returned to the firm for the past three decades. Steve Waine takes the lead on this brief and has been busy this year clearing new trademarks and filing new applications at home and abroad for the cosmetics company.

WTR 1000 - 2024

Thank you so much for this quick work; it was INCREDIBLY helpful. Really appreciate the quick turnaround here.

Deputy General Counsel, Global Lifestyle Brand

''The team at Murgitroyd boasts an impressive level of expertise and a deep understanding of the intricacies of trademark law. Their extensive knowledge, combined with their client-centric approach, commitment to staying up to date with the latest industry trends and global perspective, allows them to provide clients with innovative and tailored solutions, and outstanding results.”

WTR 1000 - 2024

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