Our litigation team know how important intellectual property is to a business’s success.  As a result we take time getting to know our clients and the challenges they are faced with, with a view to protecting them and defending their rights. 

The experience and in-depth industry knowledge of our team allows us to represent clients in complex and high pressure intellectual property litigation cases, often cross-border. 

Our experts can advise on a range of intellectual property issues, including:

  • infringement of trademarks and/or passing off
  • misuse or theft of confidential information
  • copyright infringement
  • infringement of database rights
  • infringement of registered and unregistered design rights
  • misuse or theft of know-how
  • infringement or challenges to patents
  • parallel importing
  • counterfeiting
  • domain name disputes

Recent work has included:

  • representing companies involved in the manufacture, under licence, of a well known clothing brand in a multi-party, multi-jurisdiction High Court trade mark infringement dispute
  • advising a school in relation to the infringement by a clothing retailer of its trade marks
  • acting for a US manufacturer of equipment used in the leisure industry in a trade mark infringement complaint against several UK companies
  • representing a wholesaler of dairy products in an action relating to the misuse of confidential information of a competitor business
  • advising on copyright ownership of architect drawings
  • defending a new small business against passing off allegations made by another local business
  • advising in relation to the misuse of images by an unauthorised promoter without permission

Related areas:

Community and Partnership disputes
Commercial and Services Contracts disputes
Defamation
Restructuring and insolvency