Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and has always specialised in intellectual property law (“IP”). Nick practices across all areas of IP and has worked in almost all sectors that are underpinned by IP laws - in particular the music, film, branded goods, pharmaceutical, computer software and design sectors.
Nick has held senior positions in all of these sectors and between 1992 and 2008 ran the music industry’s anti-piracy unit. He was also previously a director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, a founder and former vice-chairman of the Alliance for IP, General Counsel of the Asian Media Group, and is currently Chief Counsel for Anti-Copying in Design (ACID).
In 2016, Nick established his own IP consultancy, Kounoupias IP Limited, to help businesses identify, manage and protect their IP.
Nick is a well -known name and thought leader internationally in the field of IP and in addition to providing regular training, has successfully lobbied for and drafted changes to the UK copyright and design laws.