Keith F Gymer
Chartered Patent Attorney - 1989
Keith F Gymer
European Patent Attorney - 1989
Registered Trade Mark Attorney - 1994
Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys - 1999
Keith is one of the firm's partners and is based in our Welwyn Garden City Biopark Office.
Keith holds degrees in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and in Management Studies from Durham. After several years as an electronics engineer in the oilfield services industry, spent mainly in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, followed by a period working on geothermal wells in Iceland, he entered the patent and trade mark profession in 1984 with British Telecommunications plc.
Keith's broad experience includes patent work on communications technology; licensing; design and trade mark registration worldwide, with particular expertise in handling major sports brand portfolios. He regularly deals with anti-counterfeiting actions for clients acting in cooperation with Customs and Trading Standards services. Keith is especially familiar with intellectual property issues relating to the internet and multimedia, and has dealt extensively with internet copyright and trade mark and internet domain name disputes. He is a Nominet UK appointed Expert and a WIPO Panelist. He has also worked on legislative policy issues representing client interests to the European Commission and UK Government.
Away from the IP arena, as a father of three boys, Keith is principally occupied with surviving parenthood, with spare time spent together following rugby, going skiing, cultivating the family's taste for good food and wine, and occasionally getting a run out in his old Morgan sports car.