Jon Parker Partner


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Dubai



Jon Parker

Jon Parker is one of the most prominent trademark specialists operating in the Middle East today.

Jon is a UK Registered Trademark and Design Attorney in Gowling WLG's Dubai office. He has been practising in the Middle East since 2006 managing IP portfolios around the region and further afield for clients.

Jon has over 25 years of experience in trademark related matters, including 10 years at the UK Intellectual Property Office, before moving into private practice in 2001.

He provides expert advice to clients on a wide range of matters including brand creation, filing and protection strategies and their implementation, including the use of the Madrid Protocol. He has extensive experience in managing global portfolios for clients as well as the strategic management of regional and international portfolios.

His practice extends to all aspects of trademark clearance, strategy, prosecution, opposition enforcement and litigation matters. He represents clients in all industry segments, with particular expertise in FMCG, F&B services, consumer products, retail and leisure, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and luxury goods.

Jon is a member of the UK's Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), and an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Jon is a frequent speaker on trademark issues in local and international conferences. He also plays an active role in offering training as well as educational and awareness sessions to companies, individuals and business groups in relation to intellectual property rights.

World Trademark Review recognised Jon in the 2017 edition of its prestigious annual guide, WTR 1000.

Jon was recognised as a 'trademark star' in the IP Stars guide 2017.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2016

    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
    • Rankings & Awards
      2016
      Ranked GOLD in 2016 WTR 1000 for the UAE
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      2013
      Managing Intellectual Property "IP Star"
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      2011
      World Trademark Review WTR 1000 "World's Leading Trade Mark Professionals"
  • 2006

    • Career
      2006
      UK Trade mark and design attorney (UAE based)
  • 2003

    • Career
      2003
      UK Trade mark and design attorney (UK based)
  • 2001

    • Career
      2001
      Trainee trade mark and design attorney