David Stone is a partner in the London office of Allen & Overy, focussing primarily on trade marks and registered and unregistered design rights.  In addition to his busy IP litigation practice, David sits on the Designs Committee of the International Trademark Associate, and is a former board member of INTA and of MARQUES, the Association of European Brand Owners.  David has represented users at the UKIPO, EUIPO and WIPO. 

A graduate of the Universities of Sydney, Oxford and Cambridge, David’s European Union Design Law: a Practitioners’ Guide (2nd edition) was published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.  He also teaches on the Oxford IP Diploma course, and the IP Magister Lvcentinvs course at the University of Alicante. 

David is on the editorial board of the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP) and the European Intellectual Property Review (Sweet & Maxwell). 

In 2017, David was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge to sit part time in the Chancery Division.

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