David Nickless

Senior Associate

I am a senior associate in Fox Williams’ intellectual property team with over 15 years’ experience specialising in copyright, database rights, designs, patents and trade marks.

David is an experienced intellectual property lawyer specialising in the protection, enforcement and exploitation of all intellectual property rights, including copyright, databases, designs, patents and trade marks.

David has particular expertise in IP disputes and has managed cases in all the major UK and EU courts, including the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice.

Prior to joining Fox Williams, David spent six years working for the BBC where he gained a wealth of experience advising on IPRs in the media and technology sectors.

Earlier in his career David spent nine years in private practice where he advised a number of household name clients on IP issues across sectors ranging from fashion to pharmaceutical and technology.

To contact David or for more information…

Call: +44 (0)20 7614 2658
Email: dnickless@foxwilliams.com

My legal expertise

  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Media law
  • Passing off
  • Patents
  • Technology law
  • Trade marks


  • Advising a number of pharmaceutical and technology companies on patent validity and enforcement issues, including several patent infringement trials

  • Advising the BBC in relation to copyright issues, including fair dealing exceptions, format rights and infringement and dealing with urgent injunction applications

  • Advising an international fashion brand in relation to trade mark protection and enforcement strategy



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