Electric dreams

The ever-growing entity that is patent and trademark attorney firm Marks & Clerk may hide a myriad of mysteries, at least to the lay (ie non-IP spod) person.

But none can be as unusual, and let’s say it, cool, as equity partner Terry Johnson’s recent revelation that he’s a closet heavy metal fan.

Yes, the normally reserved and super-professional Johnson enjoys nothing better than banging his head to the dulcet tones of Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. But recently he caused even the taciturn Tulkinghorn to gasp in amazement as he recalled the time he was treated to an impromptu jam session by one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.

“I was in Montreux in a very small bar with a group of friends,” he remembered. “The door opened and in walked several long-haired men. I immediately recognised them as AC/DC.”

Angus and chums (that’s the band, by the way) promptly picked up their instruments and began to play, delighting Johnson and the tiny crowd.