Andy Butcher#674

Andy Butcher

Andy trained with Bristows and qualified into the Brands group within the IP Litigation department in 2012. Andy advises across the full range of 'soft' IP rights, with advertising and trade mark law being his principal practice areas.

Andy deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters. He assists clients with domain name disputes and IP litigation in the High Court and below, while on the non-contentious side he advises on trade mark filing strategy and compliance of advertising copy with UK advertising regulations. He has advised major brands on compliance with ambush marketing legislation for global sports events and has substantial experience in ensuring compliance of promotional mechanics and terms and conditions with UK advertising regulations.

In addition to his experience in private practice, Andy has completed secondments with several international clients where he advised on online brand protection and filed and defended UK Advertising Standards Authority complaints. He is co-author of the UK chapter of 'International Advertising Law: A practical global guide' published by Globe Law & Business.

Contributed to


Notice and take-down letter—copyright
Notice and take-down letter—copyright

This is a Precedent notice and take-down letter for use when a hosting service provider or online platform is hosting copyright infringing content for a third party. It is not intended to be sent to an internet service provider, against whom a copyright owner might wish to obtain a website blocking order, nor should it be used where an online platform such as eBay or YouTube has its own bespoke IP infringement reporting processes.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2012


  • BSc Biology, Imperial College London
  • LLB, The College of Law, London

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