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Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Comprehensive IP service able to handle any dispute, transaction or prosecution strategy. Celebrated hi-tech and digital expertise, with important resources devoted to life sciences clients. One of very few firms with in-house patent attorneys.

Strengths

According to a source, "they are excellent lawyers who are very dedicated to the clients and think outside the box. I also appreciate that they always have in mind the commercial consequences for the client and are always trying to find a pragmatic solution."

A client notes: "The CMS team are an invaluable source of information, with excellent knowledge of intellectual property litigation and strategic overview of the litigation process."

Work highlights

Acted on a number of matters for Sky, including ongoing trade mark and trade name disputes against Skyworth, as well as general portfolio management and registration work.

Notable practitioners

Helen Newman is celebrated for the depth of her experience assisting luxury goods and fashion designers with the protection and development of their IP portfolios. She is well versed in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Mark Shillito is renowned for his experience handling a broad array of intellectual property disputes covering all core rights. He also advises blue-chips on crisis management and IP-driven transactions.

Nick Beckett is noted for his broad experience in the pharmaceuticals industry. He is adept at handling both non-contentious matters and commercial dispute resolution.
"Global life sciences industry thought leader. I lean on Nick for almost all China and Hong Kong needs and he is instrumental in navigating other jurisdiction queries to his colleagues globally."

Tom Scourfield is well respected for his practice representing corporate clients in trade mark and copyright disputes before the courts and UK and EU registries. He counts leading brands in myriad sectors among his clients, including cosmetics companies, broadcasters and sporting bodies.
"An impressive practitioner and friendly with it."

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Intellectual Property

CMS

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Location

Cannon Place

78 Cannon Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC4N 6AF

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK

Intellectual Property


Helen Newman
Senior Statespeople
Mark Shillito
Band 1
Nick Beckett
Expertise based abroad in China
Tom Scourfield
Band 2