Partner, Solicitor London & Munich
Profile of Matthew Dick

I specialise in brand-related law and litigation, with a particular focus on trade marks and designs, and am privileged to work with and protect some of the world’s most famous brands. I relish working alongside colleagues and clients who are at the top of their game in terms of technical excellence and commercial awareness.

I became a partner at D Young & Co in 2013. Over the years, I’ve represented both small and multi-national clients from a variety of industries, providing a full-service offering: from the development and clearance of new brands, to registration strategy, oppositions, use and exploitation in the marketplace and ultimately enforcement, all on a worldwide basis. I also have a wealth of expertise in trade mark portfolio management.

I’ve advised clients on ASA complaints, UDRP proceedings relating to domain names and disputes before the EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the UKIPO and the English High Court. I also provide guidance on design and copyright issues.

I’m a member of the Unfair Competition Team for MARQUES – the European association representing the interests of trade mark owners.



  • BA in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Worcester College, University of Oxford 1999.
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales 2004.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, University of Bristol 2004.
  • Admitted as a solicitor, Ireland 2016.


  • Law Society of England & Wales.
  • Law Society of Ireland.
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • MARQUES Association.
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
Highly recommended 2018.
Legal 500
Every bit as good at contentious advice as at non-contentious advice, Matthew Dick is the number one go-to for trade mark work in the UK.
World Trademark Review 1000
Matthew goes above and beyond and is always prepared to assist on urgent matters that require immediate action. He diligently provides valuable, clear and succinct strategic advice that makes clients’ day-to-day lives much easier.
World Trademark Review 1000
Handles brand-related contentious matters of every flavour.
World Trademark Review 1000
IP Star 2018.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Matthew’s knowledge and professionalism know no bounds. His advice is clear, detailed and transparent. His insight is unparalleled.
World Trademark Review 1000
Matthew builds longstanding relationships with his clientele, which is highly valued alongside his diligence in providing a personalised service.
World Trademark Review 1000
Matthew Dick is a smart, knowledgeable and friendly practitioner who has a fantastic sense of humour, which is a wonderful addition to his consummate professionalism.
World Trademark Review 1000
Peers notice Matthew Dick’s “strong relationships” with clients, “how much they value the work and advice, and he’s had some of those clients for a very long time”.
WIPR 2024
Dick focuses on brand-related law, specialising in trademarks and is the client partner for top clients.
WIPR 2024
In every instance, Matthew provides efficient and practical legal recommendations aligned with clients’ overall enforcement philosophy and objectives.
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500