Shaun Sherlock

IP Director


  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • MSc The Management of IP Law
  • BSc Biological Sciences with Biotechnology


  • 2021 Legal 500: Shaun Sherlock is an "excellent attorney". He always "manages to respond to inquiries in a timely manner" and "goes the extra mile".
  • 2020 Legal 500: Recommended Individual.
  • 2017 Legal 500: Recommended Individual.
  • 2014 Legal 500: Recommended Individual.

Shaun Sherlock is a European and chartered trade mark attorney. An IP director within the firm’s trade mark team, he specialises in clearance, prosecution and contentious matters relating to United Kingdom, European Union and international trade marks, including the management of opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings.

Shaun was previously responsible for the trade mark portfolio of the BBC, where he worked in-house as the corporation’s trade mark manager. He sought the protection of many famous television and radio programme titles, before moving to an external advisory role in private practice.

Shaun has provided trade mark advice to a number of well-known global brands, including being the day to day contact for a well-known high-street retailer. He has also been responsible for the transfer of an international portfolio of trade marks for a large beverage company and conducting regular clearance searches for a famous household consumer goods company.

He has helped a number of start-up companies secure protection for trade marks, tailored to the emerging needs of the business. He has also devised and managed global clearance and filing strategies. While Shaun has a particular expertise in the fashion, healthcare, food and finance industries, he has filed trade mark applications for a wide range of goods and services, from power stations to cartoon characters.

Shaun holds an honours degree in biology with biotechnology from the University of Birmingham and, as an undergraduate, conducted research projects that resulted in a publication in The Cell and ignited his interest in intellectual property.

He has a master’s in the management of intellectual property law from Queen Mary, University of London, which was followed by a placement conducting an intellectual property audit for the Institute of Food Research in Norwich.

While Shaun has competed at a number of British Lawn Mower Racing Association events, including a twenty-five-hour race, he now spends his free time mowing the grass in the garden, growing vegetables and practising football with his son.