Alexander Ramage Associates has appointed James Setchell as an associate. A UK registered Trade Mark Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney, James first worked for the Woking-based firm as a trainee in 1994, after having gained an LLB with honours from Cardiff University.
During his subsequent career in private practice in London and Newcastle, James spent a number of years as a trade mark manager for a global drinks manufacturer. He acquired extensive experience in advising on the trade mark portfolios of large FMCG companies as well as SMEs in a variety of business sectors.
"We are delighted to welcome James back," said Eric Ramage, senior partner at Alexander Ramage Associates. "His extensive experience in the international beverage sector will strengthen our presence in that field."
James is a member of the Council of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, and chairs its Public Relations and Communications committee. He takes an active part in the education of those seeking to qualify as Trade Mark Attorneys, being a regular tutor on revision courses and a qualified tutor for the Nottingham Law School course.
He is also a board member of the Joint Examination Board for entry onto the registers of Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys in the UK.