Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney

  • MA (Hons) Economics — University of Aberdeen
  • PG Certificate in Intellectual Property — Bournemouth University

Chris acts for a variety of clients across a wide range of commercial sectors. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of trade mark law and always endeavours to adopt a pragmatic commercial approach to every case he’s involved with. His background in economics means that Chris deeply appreciates the business need to remain competitive in the global marketplace. He always strives to provide clients with the best advice, so that they may effectively protect and enforce their brands on the international stage. Chris qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2018.

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Trade marks


Ion Maiden — new video game alleged to infringe heavy metal band’s trade mark

A recent case highlights the value of avoiding tongue-in-cheek names for new products and brands...

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Trade marks


Guns N’ Rosé — welcome to the IP jungle

A new rock and roll-themed alcoholic drink hasn't gone down well with Guns N' Roses' lawyers...

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​Should I trade mark my business name?

Four key considerations to help you decide whether you should trade mark the name of your business.

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