Ben Mooneapillay
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Ben Mooneapillay

Partner, UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Ben has over 20 years' experience in the trade mark profession and provides the full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark specific services, including filing, prosecution, opposition, cancellation, maintenance, search and clearance, and advises clients on infringement, passing off, enforcement, strategic issues, dispute resolution and mediation. He represents clients before the UK Trade Marks Registry in inter partes and ex parte proceedings. Ben's clients include household names in the luxury goods, film, sporting equipment, food, fashion and gaming sectors, as well as SME clients in, amongst others, the pharmaceutical, retail, automotive, drinks, art, charity and trade association sectors.

Ben has been described as "a go-to for anything trademark related – there is nothing he doesn’t know about the subject. Taking a legally rigorous and commercially aware approach, he can deal efficiently with anything you throw at him – he will not drop the ball, and he is really second to none." Ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 where he is described as “rigorous, on-point and utterly dependable”, Ben is hailed by clients as “the gold standard”: “He’s a rock-solid attorney with in-depth knowledge of UK and EU trade mark law who provides well-balanced, insightful advice.” "He is highly responsive, speedy and commercial too.” Ben is a named contributor to the Trade Mark Handbook. He also tutored advanced level students on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for a number of years and is a past examiner for the Joint Examination Board. Ben has been a guest speaker at various conferences. He is commended by The Legal 500 and other leading legal directories. In The Legal 500 clients comment that "Ben Mooneapillay is smart, responsive, collaborative, practical and relaxed. A rare and excellent blend of qualities in a trusted adviser." Ben was also recommended by WIPR in its inaugural UK Trademarks Rankings of leading firms and practitioners 2024.

Ben worked for a number of years with the global law firm Clifford Chance and joined J A Kemp in 2012 after working elsewhere in private practice.