Shakespeare Martineau

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Renowned in the market for its skilled handling of trade mark enforcement, design and patent infringement disputes. Also recommended for portfolio management and licensing. Acts for many of the region's leading universities and advises clients in such sectors as engineering, digital media, manufacturing and medical devices.

Strengths A source says: "They always find practical and commercially-orientated solutions."

Another adds: "The quality of their output is top notch."

Work highlights Acted for Salts Healthcare, a Midlands company and an international medical device manufacturer, in parallel court and EPO proceedings against Danish company Coloplast in defence of the client's ostomy bag technology.

Notable practitioners

Mauro Paiano
comes recommended for all manner of trade mark litigation and prosecution matters. He is frequently sought after to handle online infringement and advertising-related disputes.
"A very sensible and pragmatic litigator.""Mauro is very pleasant to work with, very efficient and knows IP law inside out.""He is empathetic, commercial, experienced and timely with his advice."

Nick Briggs
has experience in bringing high-stakes patent and trade mark disputes before the High Court, IPEC and EPO. He is also recommended for brand protection strategy.
"He has a way of comprehensively laying out the practical options for moving forward."