Keith Howick


Keith led Carpmaels & Ransford’s trade marks practice until 2014 and was the firm’s senior partner and managing partner from 2003 to 2014.  He also had an extensive practice in drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications relating to engineering subject-matter.

Highly experienced in conducting trade mark oppositions and litigation, Keith is highly experienced in appearing before the Trade Marks Registrar and Tribunal, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, the EU General Court and the CJEU.

Keith has a great deal of experience of negotiating settlements and is always keen to explore commercially beneficial solutions to apparently intractable disputes. He was on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA) from 2003 to 2005, and has chaired various INTA committees, most recently the Design Rights subcommittee.  Keith is current chair of the Trade Marks Committee of CIPA and is also a board member of IPReg.

“A major player in the International Trademark Association, he is clued up on all the latest happenings in the trademark world."
WTR 1000, 2016


  • BA (Hons) (Engineering Science)
  • MA
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney