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Well-respected IP boutique recommended for rights acquisition, management, commercialisation and disputes. Highlighted for expertise in design rights, copyright and trade marks. One of the most experienced firms in terms of IPEC trials. Offers a portfolio service handling trade mark, patent and design registrations. Acts for clients from a range of industries, with particular focus on furniture, homeware and apparel.
A client says: "They are well organised and client-focused."
Acted for Barbour in pre-action correspondence with Asda, alleging infringement of the client's copyright in its signature tartan. The matter settled prior to proceedings being issued, and Barbour secured an agreement that prevented sales of the infringing products.
Kelly Hudson is noted for her brands and design practice and represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She acts for clients ranging from independent designer-manufacturers to well-known clothing brands.
"Kelly is very personable and understands the client perspective.""Knowledgeable, detail-orientated and super fast to respond."
Niall Head-Rapson is one of the most authoritative trade mark and design specialists working today, and has a distinguished following among artisan and light industry clients. He comes recommended for the full spectrum of disputes, IP-led transactions and portfolio management.