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is an International Litigation Professional. He works in the area of international corporate defense specializing in corporate personal injury, intellectual property and finance. He graduated from the University of Surrey School of Law with Honors in 2010 and went onto obtain his Post Graduate Diploma in law and Masters from The School of Law in London, England. Cal has worked in international litigation across Europe and the USA and spent time as a UK government advisor with the Department of Business Innovation and Skills for the English Government in London. He splits his time between London, Los Angeles and New York, working with law firms and companies on complex litigation. His enjoys surfing, exercising and light aircraft flying. Finally, Cal serves on a number of not-for profit boards dedicated to giving back.
The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world, so I have little doubt that companies would pay solid money to protect their interest in that country alone, however in our modern day and age the concept of mutual recognition of protections is ever important to protect innovation. Therefore in order to pull this off the UK would have to make Patents registered in its country either totally mutually exclusive (effectively taking what is already there and making all new patents register in the region) or partner with the largest commonwealth in the world and expand upon current patent treaties and mutual recognition, in essence becoming more of a power house than the EU currently is. For those of you not in the Know countries like Canada, BVI, Australia, New Zealand are all members of the English Commonwealth. It’s the reason why the British Queen features on their currency, stamps, and many other administrative areas.
As the world continues to grow and international trade on a multi-continent level has become the norm, protecting a company’s name is one of the most important things a company can do, regardless of their size or international standing. Due to what has become almost “organic” international growth for most companies, the use of trademarks owned by U.S. Companies within Europe has grown exponentially in the last 5 years. Consequently, the use of distribution licenses across Europe has also expanded massively.