“I have worked with Nick Kounoupias as ACID's Chief Legal Counsel for the last few years. I have found his extensive knowledge and experience of copyright and trade mark law a significant benefit in achieving ACID's objectives for design law reform. The culmination of this work was a Government Designs Consultation in 2012 in which ACID played a key role as part of its strategy to raise awareness of design and IP issues in support its importance to the UK economy. In the critical time ahead Nick's considerable abilities to incisively cut through the existing complexities of design law and communicate to policy makers the need for positive change will ensure that this valuable part of the creative industries will be supported with a better legal framework ”

Dids McDonald, CEO - Anti Copying in Design (ACID), Vice Chair of the Alliance for Intellectual Property, Parliamentary Convenor IPAN

“Nick is a superstar in the legal firmament, combining warmth, wit and exceptional people skills with a specialist understanding of IP law, some of which he contributed to in the drafting, to deliver a technically sound and commercially just service that blows away the competition. Introducing him to my largest client was one of the smartest things I did. Nick is an accomplished and charismatic public speaker and a person of outstanding loyalty to clients and friends alike. ”

Alastair Thomson, Tax Director at French Duncan LLP

“I have worked with Nick for 25 years. He has more knowledge of how to use the UK criminal courts to enforce IP rights than any other lawyer I know. This was gained in part through the successful prosecutions he brought as part of the anti-piracy team at the MCPS. Nick is also a trained mediator and is creative in his approach to settling commercial disputes. He is personable and approachable. ”

Tony Pluckrose, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney at Boult Wade Tennant

“Nick has a great memory for the details that make the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer. He's meticulous and tenacious and fun to work with too.”

Lavinia Carey, Public Affairs Consultant at British Video Association

“There can't be many better guides to the increasing complexity of intellectual property law than Nick, who is able to navigate legislation in a way that is easily understood, with the vision to look at challenges from all perspectives, and from the complexity, to extract solutions and the optimum strategies to achieve them.”

Phillip Johnson, Programme Director at Locate East Sussex

“I came to know Nick as one of the UK's leading IP lawyers when I was the Director of the IP Institute. Nick has written and spoken extensively on a wide range of IP issues and is unquestionably a thought leader, as well as an expert practitioner. I can commend him in the highest regard for any aspect of IP legal advice, especially in copyright, design and media law.”

Paul Leonard, Partner, Billings Jackson Design

“I worked alongside Nick many years ago and it was always a happy and productive exercise. Latterly, I have referred people with potential conflicts to him. Without exception all those who I sent his way have come back to me with positive comments - about his immediate grasp of their problem, his understanding of the need for both strategy and tactics in a contentious situation and his reassuring personal manner.”

Amanda Harcourt, IP Consultant - Copyright, Entertainment Contracts, Collecting Societies & Rights Management/Restructuring

“Nick is genuinely one of the most reassuring and genius lawyers on the block.”

Mike Stobbie, Owner, The Fifth Company

“I worked with Nick on an international committee identifying best practices in IPR enforcement, where he proved a constructive, knowledgeable and analytical communicator. A bridge builder and a pleasure to work with.”

Tim Kuik, Managing Director at BREIN - the art of protecting the creative

“What do you need from your legal counsel? Expertise, tenacity a tireless drive to represent their clients best interests. Plenty of lawyers can do that. But what makes the difference? Honesty and common sense that only comes from decades of work at the forefront of IP legal work. A decent man who'll stand you a beer and not send you an invoice for the privilege of his company. He does have a terrible attachment to a certain North London football club but other than that he's pretty well house trained.”

PJ Dulay, Music, Content and Digital business leader

“In an increasingly challenging digital environment Nick is committed to safeguarding the value of music copyright. He is a very well respected figure within the industry who has diligently asserted his extensive knowledge of IP and Media Law, to create a better comprehension of the significance of copyright awareness.”


“Nick is bright, experienced and highly knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal advice without hesitation.”

David Basskin, Instructor at Ryerson University

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