(Phillips & Leigh, UK) has had a career in trademark and IP law for more than five decades. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Registered Trademark Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney and Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
As a founding and principal editor of Country Guides
, INTA’s most used online publication, Bob has made an outstanding and enduring contribution to INTA, its educational mission, its members and the trademark community as a whole. Country Guides
got its start 17 years ago as a print handbook and went through three print versions before ultimately evolving into its present innovative electronic format.
Bob has made substantial contributions to INTA in other ways. He served on the Publications Committee for many years and was the chair of that group for the 2000-2001 term. For several years, Bob served on the Programs Committee and, in 2006, he co-chaired the Italy Forum Project Team.
Bob’s contributions to the trademark and IP community go well beyond INTA. For many years Bob has represented the interests of the trademark community as an engaged participant in meetings of the OHIM User’s Group. He served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in 2007 and 2008. And he contributes to the education of future IP professionals through his role as an Honorary Professor and Member of the Intellectual Property, Internet and Media Centre at Brunel Law School in London.