Nicholas C.A. Bolter: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Nicholas C.A. Bolter

London,  England
Phone+44 (0) 20 7556 4380

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark and Trade Dress
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Technology
EducationUniversity of Edinburgh (M.A., Economics); College of Law, Guildford (Common Professional Examination); College of Law, Guildford (LPC); University of Bristol (Intellectual Property Law & Practice)
Admitted1999, England and Wales; United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office; Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market


International Association of Privacy Professionals

BornWest Germany, October 04, 1972

Nick is the Partner-In-Charge at the firm's London office and a partner in the firm's International Trade Mark & Copyright Protection Group.

Nick has experience in all areas of intellectual property with a particular focus on trade marks and designs. Nick advises clients on all aspects of the selection, prosecution, protection and enforcement of trade marks, brands and designs.

Nick acts for some of the world's most well known brands including leading luxury brands, apparel brands and the world's leading on-line retailer. Nick also assists the pro-bono organisation Own-It which provides advice to individuals within the creative industries who would otherwise not have access to legal advice.

Nick also works alongside the London VC team assisting new businesses with their IP needs. The London VC team supports entrepreneurs, early stage businesses and angel investors through the Firm's HIT Programme which defers legal fees for innovative business until such time as they raise significant finance or generate revenues and by offering start-up clients access to free software that enables them to write their own legal business documentation. We also support those that support entrepreneurs through our sponsorship and hosting of sponsoring various Angels Den events.
•Nick spent thirteen months as Acting Trademarks Counsel for Europe for a multinational beverage company, the owner of the world's most valuable brand.

•Nick is working with one of the world's leading luxury brands groups on issues relating to the use and misuse of their brands online.

•Nick has successfully prosecuted trade marks and designs across the European Union for the world's leading on-line retailer.

•Nick manages efficient and effective brand enforcement campaigns for some of the world's leading luxury, retail and consumer brands.

•Nick maintains a 100% success record in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings before WIPO and similar proceedings before Nominet.

•Nick has managed trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings before the English High Court on behalf of one of the world's leading high-tech companies.

•Nick assisted one of the United States' most well known clothing brands with its successful European launch, including resolving disputes with owners of prior rights within the United Kingdom and elsewhere within the European Union.

•Nick sits on INTA's Internet Committee.

Before Edwards Wildman

Before joining the Firm, Nick was head of trade marks at the London office of Howrey LLP.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Nick tries, not always successfully, to balance his love of motor racing with spending time with his young family.


Data Protection Counsel for Manufacturer

Edwards Wildman IP and Data Protection team advises a US-based manufacturer of goods used in the travel industry, managing a program to achieve compliance with differing data protection regimes across the EU.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Nintendo judgment puts UsedSoft back in the PC Box
January 2013
The Chocolate Wars
December/January 2014
In World Trademark Review, Nick Bolter discusses UK procedures for detecting and responding to online trademark infringement
February/March 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CJEU Suggests Use in Multiple Member States is a Factual, Though Not a Legal, Necessity for Most Community Trade Marks
December 20, 2012
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter and Paolo Cerroni Explore the Comparative Advertising Directive 15 Years Later in World Trademark Review Magazine
December/January 2012
Filing Trade Mark Applications in Europe: Mind Your Spec...Case C-307/10 The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v Registrar of Trade Marks, CJEU Digilaw Blog
July 18, 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory- Filing Trade Mark Applications in Europe: Mind Your Spec...
July 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - National Use Neither Proves Nor Precludes Finding Of Genuine Use of a Community Trade Mark.
July 2012
Edwards Wildman Featured in World Trademark Review 1000 'Top 25'
March 20, 2012
IP INTERAction Conference
15 February 2012 event

Chambers UK 2015 Recognizes Edwards Wildman Leading Practitioners
November 10, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter Weighs In on Fast-Track CTMs in World Trademark Review
October 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter Presents the In-House Counsel of the Year Award at the World Trademark Review Industry Awards 2014
July 7, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter Analyzes the OHIM's Plan to Extend “Fast-Track Philosophy” to CTMs in World Trademark Review
July 7, 2014
Edwards Wildman Honored in Managing IP's IP Stars 2014
May 14, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter and Gareth Dickson Analyze How EU Nintendo Ruling Puts UsedSoft Back in the PC Box in Law360
February 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman Achieves Impressive Rankings in the World Trademark Review 1000
January 31, 2014
Edwards Wildman Partners with the London Lions, Reports Inside the Games
September 30, 2013
London Lions Sign with Edwards Wildman, Reports SportsPro
September 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter Analyzes What Makes Senior and Managing Partners Have a Good Relationship in Managing Partner
March 26, 2013


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Nintendo Judgment Puts UsedSoft Back in the PC Box
Nicholas C.A. Bolter,Gareth Dickson, January 31, 2014
There was excitement and consternation is roughly equal measure when the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that developers could not use copyright to prevent the resale of “second-hand” copies of software downloaded from the Internet. The Court came...
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Nicholas C.A. Bolter

69 Old Broad Street

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