Nick Aries


Nick co-heads Bird & Bird's representative (non-US law) office in San Francisco, advising on and coordinating European and UK IP law matters from a US time zone.

Nick specialises in identifying and advising on IP issues in the digital economy, including copyright and trade mark questions in a wide range of online services and social media. He gives advice on coordinating multi-jurisdictional IP litigation and strategy. Nick's litigation experience includes trade mark infringement and passing off, breach of licence/coexistence agreements, software copyright, trade secrets, and designs. He also covers transactional IP work such as licensing and the IP aspects of corporate restructures and reorganisations.

Nick has been recognised more than once by WTR as one of the 'World's Leading Trademark Professionals'. He is an advisory Board Member of the San Francisco IP Law Association. He also chairs the 'International' sub-committee of INTA's Copyright Committee.