Markforce Associates loses MD to Field Fisher

The managing director of trade mark agents Markforce Associates, is defecting to Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW).

Allan Poulter, who is also a director of brand consultancy Interbrand, will become the fifteenth partner in FFW’s brands, technology, media and telecommunications group when he joins the firm in January.

Poulter brings with him a wealth of intellectual property experience. He was a partner at Marks & Clerk between 1995 and 1999, and was previously at Simmons & Simmons. He has also had a spell as a barrister in Hong Kong.

Poulter, who specialises in name clearance projects for brand owners, joins John Olsen’s trade mark and brand protection practice.