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Griffith Hack

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Independent national firm with a strong track record handling major IP transactions and deep experience in IP litigation, with particular expertise in patent disputes. Strong expertise across the full range of trade marks and brand protection matters from clearance and prosecution to oppositions and enforcement matters. Well versed in copyright and plant breeders' rights

Strengths

One client praises the team's "very strong technical knowledge and analysis, as well as their ability to distil highly technical matters into easy-to-understand and practical advice; these aspects have proven very useful in deciding our strategy and approach to patent challenges."

Another client says: "This firm is excellent in its communication and the advice it provides; the firm's expertise in IP is exceptional and the work provided is always of first-rate quality, and they're great at explaining the process required and the reasoning behind requirements, as well as keeping us updated at every step."

Work highlights

Acted for Allergan in Federal Court proceedings in relation to the infringement of the mark Botox, including the use of that mark in advertising in relation to a range of cosmetic products, and the additional use of the mark Protox for a cosmetic product.

Notable practitioners

Derek Baigent is regularly instructed on various contentious IP matters, including patent infringement proceedings as well as copyright and trade mark disputes. His clients include high-profile multinational market participants in the entertainment and electronics sectors.

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Intellectual Property: Patents


Derek Baigent
Band 4