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Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant

  • LLB Law — Leeds Beckett University
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law — University of Manchester

Akber joined UDL as a trainee trade mark attorney in May 2018. Akber became particularly interested in trade marks as he studied IP law at the University of Manchester, where he wrote two research papers on the social value of trade marks and the impact of recognising their additional functions, from which he graduated in December 2017. Akber spent three months in New York as a Legal Intern at a law firm in Midtown Manhattan, specialising in Media, Entertainment and IP. As a trainee, Akber hopes to gain first-hand experience of all aspects of trade mark practice to become a more rounded attorney.

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Articles by Akber Ahmed

Trade marks


Pity the fool who doesn’t trade mark their catchphrase

From the boxing ring to The Lion King, obtaining a trade mark can be extremely profitable...

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Trade marks


​Bats, balls and bed sheets — the world of cricket trade mark trolls

Discover the importance of registering trade marks to protect your rights.

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From CR7 to Smokey Beckham — a guide to football trade marks

Following an exciting World Cup, here's a look at the relationship between football and IP.

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