Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Strong patent litigation capability complementing an already formidable contentious IP offering. Also counsels on IP portfolio matters such as brand strategy, trade mark registrations and oppositions. Increasingly called on for advice on digital copyright, confidential information, database rights and television programme formats.

Strengths A client says: "They have been extremely helpful, incredibly knowledgeable and are always responsive to emails and telephone calls - they are in relentless pursuit of making sure we are happy."

A client says: "They have been excellent - they give really commercial advice."

Work highlight Represented GlaxoSmithKline before the UK courts and co-ordinated on the client's behalf a multi-jurisdictional patent dispute with Pfizer concerning vaccines against meningitis B.

Notable practitioners

Beatriz San Martín is much sought after as a patent litigator for her extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical patents and SPCs. A source says she "provides insightful and timely advice."

John Linneker advises on brand matters of all stripes, from registration through portfolio management to high-value litigation. He is highly regarded for his expertise in trade marks and sources describe him as "pleasant to work with."

Nick Rose is praised by a client for his "wealth of expertise" in IP litigation. He is well known for leading trade mark, copyright, designs and database right disputes.

Nicole Jadeja is a patent litigator with substantial experience working in the pharmaceuticals sector. A client says she is "very easy to work with, well organised and proactive in identifying our company's needs."