Burness Paull

Intellectual Property Department

Scotland
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What the team is known for Highly respected practice noted above all for brand and technology licensing and trade mark protection. A leading destination for contentious patent and IP registry procedures. Serves businesses large and small, operating in all sectors of the economy. Frequently advises clients on proceedings taking place all over the world.

Strengths A client says: "The team at Burness Paull are clearly specialists in the field and are our first and only choice of lawyers in IP."

Work highlights Instructed by AstraZeneca Group in connection with four pieces of patent litigation commenced in the Court of Session by a large supplier of generic medicines to the NHS in the UK.

Notable practitioners


Colin Hulme
enjoys a stellar reputation in the Scottish market for his handling of trade mark, patent and copyright disputes. He has all-but-unmatched experience litigating cases before the Intellectual Property Court of the Court of Session.
"His level of professionalism and knowledge in the areas he has dealt with on our behalf has been exemplary."


Colin Miller
is mandated by clients across a range of sectors, including retail, life sciences, education and the arts, for advice on intellectual property protection and strategy.


David Goodbrand
advises on sponsorship, collaboration agreements and the assignment of IP assets in corporate transactions.
"David is great. He listens carefully to what we ask for, gives really good advice and is a great sounding board."


Megan Briggs
has worked with a number of household-name brands. She specialises in contentious trade mark and copyright matters and anti-counterfeiting measures.
"Megan is brilliant and super responsive. She is very approachable and always makes sure her advice is easily understood."