Mark Bhandal

Senior Associate

UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Contact

Call: +44 (0) 20 7283 8989
Email: mbhandal@forresters-ip.com
Office Location: London

Mark became a fully-qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2012. He deals with all aspects of trade mark law and practice. He particularly enjoys working with clients to maximise their trade mark protection, both in terms of the number of brands and in terms of geographical extent. He has considerable experience in relation to trade mark enforcement matters, and preparing coexistence agreements and letters of undertaking to reach a settlement.

Work Highlights

Mark has been involved in a number of notable cases, including the following successful hearings at the UKIPO:

  • O-872-22 – Application for invalidation 503342 by UK Skinlabs Ltd.
  • O/134/22 – Applications for invalidation 503655 and 503656 by UK Lash Limited.
  • O/918/21 – Opposition 421922 by Facebook, Inc.

He has also been a key part of the following successful appeals and hearings:

  • R922/2021 EUIPO Second Board of Appeal – Coco de Mer
  • T-690/18 – General Court – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe v EUIPO – Vieta Audio (Vita).
  • T-879/16 – General Court – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe v EUIPO – Marpefa (Vieta).
  • T-690/14 – General Court – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe v OHMI – Marpefa (Vieta).

Mark’s Clients

He is lucky to work with several well-known brands and household names, including tech companies, oil and gas companies, drinks companies and clothing retailers.

Personal Interests

Mark is a sports enthusiast; though he considers himself more of a spectator these days. He enjoys travelling, as well as snowboarding and scuba-diving on an occasional basis.