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. Often called on for advice on digital copyright, confidential information, database rights and television programme formats.

Strengths A client says the team provides "very strategic advice."

Another says: "We are extremely grateful for the assistance they provide and appreciate their commitment to clarifying aspects of law in a case very important to our sector."

A client says: "We feel well supported and they have understood our position. We feel we are in good hands in terms of overall strategy and their approach to the litigation."

Work highlights Represented cloud management software company SkyKick in defence of trade mark infringement proceedings before the CJEU by Sky, the broadcaster, in a test case interrogating trade mark validity on the basis of bad faith.

Notable practitioners

John Linneker advises corporates in all manner of industry on brand management and trade mark litigation. A client says: "A true expert in his field, he provides thorough advice which is always 100% accurate."

Nick Rose is recommended for trade mark, copyright, database and designs litigation. A client praises his "strong tactical mind and good overview of the entire litigation."