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Axiom Advocates

Intellectual Property

3 ranked barristersBand 1Scotland (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Home to talented advocates who are able to handle the full spread of intellectual property work. Areas of particular strength include patent actions, in which they have represented leading pharmaceutical companies. They are also instructed in trade mark, passing off and licensing disputes, as well as breach of confidence claims.

Client service:

Lesley Flynn directs the practice management.

Strengths:

Jonathan Lake QC
Exceptional IP practitioner who receives instructions in some of Scotland's most high-profile cases. He is a go-to silk for many major commercial entities. 
"He is absolutely outstanding: incredible on his feet and very technically gifted." "A formidable and well-informed practitioner."

Strengths:

Paul O'Brien QC
Well-regarded new silk known for his technical expertise and breadth of knowledge. He advises on the full spectrum of IP matters, including trade mark, licensing and copyright matters. 
"He is very sensible, easy to deal with and clearly on top of the technical issues." "His legal arguments are well constructed and well thought out. He is very responsive to queries and very able on his feet."
Recent work: Acted for the pursuers in University of St Andrews v Student Gowns Ltd, a Court of Session action involving a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in relation to university gowns.

Strengths:

Roisin Higgins QC
Widely respected for her broad expertise and adroit handling of complex IP disputes. She is instructed by clients from the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and sports industries, among others. She commonly appears in the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session.
"She has the ear of the court and is very persuasive." "She is responsive and technically excellent."
Recent work: Acted for the oil and gas company Weatherford Switzerland Trading in a claim for damages arising out of a breach of an IP licence agreement.

Intellectual Property Department

Axiom Advocates

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Department location

Advocates Library

Parliament House

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH1 1RF

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Silks (QC)

Scotland (Bar)

Intellectual Property


Jonathan Lake QC
Band 1
Paul O'Brien QC
New Silks
Roisin Higgins QC
Band 1