Arthur Artinian is a Partner in the firm’s London office and a member of the intellectual property group. Mr. Artinian is an internationally recognised intellectual property lawyer, and advises on contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright, design, e-commerce, advertising and licensing matters. He regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional IP transactions, disputes and enforcement strategies, and is experienced in managing significant IP portfolios. Mr. Artinian works with clients on international brand and design protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, product launches, promotions, sponsorship, franchising and internet, new media, cyberlaw, data privacy and consumer law issues. He is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia, has worked in multiple jurisdictions in Europe, Asia Pacific and in the US, and has acted for a diverse range of clients in the consumer electronics, retail, food and beverage, fashion, luxury goods, media, technology, publishing, financial services, energy, sports and hotels and leisure sectors. Mr. Artinian has particular experience in the field of international sponsorship and has acted for sponsors and major event organisers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, Middle East and Australia. He advised the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the International Olympic Committee on the IP, sponsorship, advertising and consumer law aspects of the London 2012 Games. He is acknowledged for his experience in major event-related IP issues including with respect to the Olympic Games, World Cup and Australian Open Tennis. Mr. Artinian is an active member of the International Trade Mark Association, Marques, AIPPI and other international IP organisations. He sits on the Marques Brands and Marketing Committee and the INTA Internet Committee.
Legal 500 2016 says "The ‘supremely responsive and helpful’ Arthur Artinian heads the ‘excellent’ IP department at K&L Gates LLP and advised General Mills on the $765m sale of its Green Giant brand. Artinian also assists Belkin International with the management of its global portfolio of over 2,000 brands and designs."
Mr Artinian is recognised by World Trademark Review (WTR), The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 as a recommended expert. WTR says, “Since his arrival in March 2015, Arthur Artinian has steadily grown the UK and European trademark capabilities at US ensemble K&L Gates.”“He is totally reliable and always comes through with a stellar performance,” say foreign associates. In-house counsel agree that he is a cut above others: “He’s so responsive and he’s sensitive to how and where you want to spend money and is always upfront and reasonable about the issue of fees. His advice is creative, sensible and practical, and he does well at managing large and unwieldy portfolios.”
Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Artinian was a senior associate in the London office of an international law firm and an associate in the Sydney office of a leading Australian law firm. In 2008, he was seconded to a leading airline, where he supported the IP and marketing teams on a range of projects, including the re-launch of the airline's loyalty programme.