Nick Aries

Nick Aries

Nick Aries is a Partner in the IP Group at Bird & Bird, based in the London office. He works predominantly in the trademark/passing off, copyright and design rights fields, regularly advising clients in the sectors of media (including social media and online platforms), sport, aviation and communications/technology. Nick commonly advises on IP issues raised by new business models in the digital economy. Nick has a strong litigation practice, as well as brand management expertise which covers clearance advice, filing strategy, and complex licensing work. He has also advised on the IP aspects of various large-scale corporate restructures and due diligence projects. Nick edits the firm's popular publication, BrandWrites, contributes to various legal publications, and teaches on two university postgraduate IP courses. Nick can be contacted at nick.aries@twobirds.com.


Posts by Nick Aries


Is Europe really moving away from protecting Online platforms?

The media and political debate continues to rage: should new obligations be put on online platforms and other internet intermediaries to try to limit the availability of …
By Nick Aries
2 months ago 0

Digital Single Market: EU-wide consultation on online platforms has launched

The Consultation is part of the Commission's assessment of the role of online platforms, promised in its Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (DSM) …
By Nick Aries
2 years ago 0

Overcoming obstacles when enforcing your descriptive brand in the UK and rest of Europe

We've all been there. The Marketing team comes up with a shortlist of branding ideas for the latest product or service – and at the top of the …
By Nick Aries
2 years ago 0