Graham Farrington is a partner in charge of the London office of Ladas & Parry LLP, specializing in trademarks, copyrights and domain names
Graham qualified as an English solicitor working in the entertainment field in 1980. He has specialized in trademarks and copyrights since 1990 having joined Ladas & Parry in 1996 to head up the trademark team of the London office.
He retains a substantial body of clients in the music business and since being with the firm has developed a strong pharmaceutical business. In 2001 he was made partner and head of the London office.
Graham’s practice involves litigious and non-litigious matters. In non-litigious areas he specializes in clearing new marks and devising international filing strategies. His experienced team is particularly good at handling transactional matters in trademarks, patents and designs.
Graham handles registered design filings in the UK and at the EUIPO and is registered to practice in patent matters before the UKIPO and the EPO.
With respect to litigious matters, Graham has extensive experience in representing clients in oppositions and cancellation actions before the UK Intellectual Property Office. Having practiced before the EUIPO since it opened, he has broad experience in all aspects of EUTM practice with numerous successful oppositions and appeals. This has led him to conduct a number of cases before the General Court of the European Court of Justice.
Graham has also been involved in domain name disputes before Nominet, the UK Top level domain name registry. Having legal credentials in the UK and the United States (he is a registered attorney in New York), Graham can offer direct access to the USPTO to his European clients for new filings, renewals, and register maintenance. He also regularly handles non-contentious matters before the French trademark office.
In his spare time, Graham has a deep interest in genealogy and he closely follows the Luton Town Soccer Club as they fight their way back to the majors. He is also the proud left-handed father of three girls, the eldest being identical twins.