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Arthur Artinian

Arthur Artinian is a partner and a member of the global IP Procurement, IP Litigation, and Technology Transactions practice groups. Arthur is an internationally recognised intellectual property lawyer, and advises on complex cross-border intellectual property counselling, prosecution, litigation, enforcement, and transactional matters. He has been fortunate to work with many iconic brands on their strategic projects across multiple jurisdictions. Clients rely on his experience in contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright, design, e-commerce, advertising, licensing, commercial, distribution, and data privacy matters, and his team manage a number of significant IP portfolios.

Arthur works with clients on global brand and design protection, clearance, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting strategies; product launches, marketing initiatives and promotions; sponsorship, franchising, distribution and licensing projects; and internet, new media, data privacy and consumer law matters. He is qualified in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Australia, and has worked in multiple jurisdictions in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US. Arthur has acted for a diverse range of international clients in the consumer electronics, retail, food and beverage, fashion, luxury goods, media, technology, publishing, financial services, energy, sports, travel, and hotels and leisure sectors.

Arthur has worked closely with the creative industries throughout his career. He advises a number of iconic fashion houses, design, publishing, art and architecture firms, including houses of a leading global luxury group, on worldwide IP strategy, brand and design enforcement, licensing, marketing, and collaboration projects. His clients include names from the UK, Italy, France, Spain, the US, Asia, and Australia.

Arthur represents a range of clients in contentious IP matters in the UK, Europe, and internationally. His experience includes a combination of domestic, regional, and global litigation, enforcement and arbitration matters, and he is often called upon to lead representation in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Arthur has acted as lead and co-counsel in trade mark, design, copyright, patent, passing off and unfair competition proceedings before the UKIPO and EUIPO, the UK High Court, the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the EU General Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and in proceedings involving courts, administrative bodies, and IP offices in Continental Europe, the US, Middle East, South America, China, Japan, and Australia.

Arthur has particular experience in the field of international sponsorship and has acted for sponsors, stakeholders, and major event organisers. He is acknowledged for his experience in major event-related IP and marketing issues and advises on a range of sponsorship, marketing, and rights deals involving valuable marketing properties.

Arthur is recognised as a leading lawyer in numerous publications and awards, including Chambers, The Legal 500, World Trade Mark Review, World IP Review Leaders, Who's Who Legal, and Client Choice. He is an active member of the International Trade Mark Association, Marques, AIPPI, and other international IP organisations. He is a member of the Marques Council and sits on the Marques Brands and Marketing Committee. He is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and sits on the INTA Designs Committee. He has served for many years on the Council of AIPPI UK and is a member of the AIPPI Designs Committee. Arthur has also served on the editorial and advisory boards of Intellectual Property Magazine and The Trademark Lawyer.

Chambers UK 2022 says: “Arthur Artinian is the gold standard of lawyers in the fashion, architecture and creative business worlds. He is well regarded in the luxury brands space.”

The Legal 500 2022 says: “Arthur Artinian is a one of the few who straddle being technically excellent, best in class, client focused and a true delight to work with in all circumstances. He is a star.”

Arthur is recognised by World Trademark Review (WTMR), The World's Leading Trademark Professionals as a recommended expert. He is highly recommended in the IP transactions category and holds a Gold ranking for prosecution and strategy.

The WTMR 1000 Guide 2022 says: “Arthur is unrivalled in his aptitude representing clients in the fashion and design industries. He combines expert technical skills with a thorough understanding of how the industries work. The quality of his advice is second to none.”

Arthur has been listed as a leading practitioner in World IP Review Leaders Guide since 2015. 

In 2021, Arthur was awarded Law Firm Partner of the Year at the Luxury Law Awards. According to the judging panel, “Arthur has built a reputation in luxury and fashion law which is second to none. With a client list spanning iconic fashion houses, design, art, architecture and consumer brands, he has embedded himself in his clients’ businesses and is seen as a business advisor who operates front and centre of their global strategic decisions.”

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Arthur was a senior associate in the London office of an international law firm and an associate in the Sydney office of a leading Australian law firm. In 2008, he was seconded to a leading airline, where he supported the IP and marketing teams on a range of projects, including the re-launch of the airline's loyalty programme.  Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Arthur gained valuable experience in marketing, communications and public relations roles in retail and consumer goods companies in Australia, Japan and the U.S., and as part of his university studies, completed an internship at the United Nations in New York.

  • Recognised by Chambers UK guide for Intellectual Property in London, 2024
  • Listed in the World's Leading Trademark Professionals by World Trademark Review 1000, 2024
  • Recognised by The Legal 500 United Kingdom edition as a Recommended Lawyer for Commercial contracts; Retail and consumer; and Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design in London, 2024
  • International Trade Mark Association
  • AIPPI
  • Marques
  • British Artistic and Literary Copyright Association
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Arthur regularly presents at events and conferences on IP, advertising and consumer law and delivers client training in these areas.

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Arthur has published on a range of IP and advertising and marketing issues, including in World Trade Mark Law Report, Intellectual Property Magazine and Managing IP. He has also published in a range of marketing and sports industry publications and is a regular contributor to the highly regarded K&L Gates IP Blog. Notable publications include: 

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