It is with deep sadness that we must inform you that Philip passed away on 12 December 2022, following a period of illness. Philip was much-loved and highly respected. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Sloan Plumb Wood LLP.
With a background in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Philip Sloan has specialised in the field of Intellectual Property for many years. Philip’s clients include UK and overseas-based companies operating in a wide range of fields, including manufacturing of many kinds, publishing, bioscience, medical devices, IT and computer software and mobile communications.
Philip’s experience covers a broad range of different aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.
Philip is an associate member of the Institute of Trademark Attorneys. He is also the firm’s representative for the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. A member of the International Trademark Association, Philip is a former Chair of its Geographical Indications Committee and has spoken on the subject of conflict between trademarks and geographical indications at a number of international conferences, most recently the World Intellectual Property Organisation Symposium on Geographical Indications in Budapest in October 2015.
Philip is also a CEDR-accredited mediator. Though much of his work has involved dispute resolution, he also advises clients extensively on the exploitation of intellectual property through licensing and other forms of commercial transactions.
Despite the international flavour of much of his work, Philip is a staunch supporter of local business. He is former vice-chair of the International Section of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce and chaired a working group set up to establish a partnering relationship with a Chamber-based organisation on the eastern seaboard of the United States.