Darren Meale
Deputy District Judge

Darren is a Deputy District Judge in the English County Court and an intellectual property litigator at Simmons & Simmons in London. Darren has a wide range of experience in intellectual property litigation and advice and has acted for clients at all levels from the UK Intellectual Property Office up to the UK Supreme Court. He primarily advises clients on trade mark, copyright and design right issues across a number of sectors including media, technology and life sciences. He has particular expertise and interest in the protection of famous trade marks and in digital rights issues, including the way in which the internet and new digital technologies interact with and potentially infringe intellectual property rights. Darren is a former guest blogger on the IPKat and was named as only one of two “Rising Stars” in Trade Marks in the UK by Expert Guides 2014.