Waterfront Solicitors LLP

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Litigators with a strong focus on the technology and creative sectors and experience handling High Court and IPEC proceedings. Assists with trade mark, copyright, database and patent disputes. Also advises companies on commercial IP strategy.

Strengths"They always manage to get disputes resolved quickly with good outcomes," says a client.

One source notes the team is "very thoughtful, responsive and helpful in explaining things to non-experts."

"They are very tactically and technically knowledgeable," according to a client.

Work highlights Defended GET Microencapsulation, an Austrian agrochemical technology firm, in High Court claims brought by Hong Kong agrochemical company Rotam. The claims concern disputed contracts for the provision of GAT’s patented technical data and know-how, and include allegations of bad faith.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Harris has vast experience handling trade mark litigation for clients in a wide range of industries. He regularly handles infringement and passing-off matters and is also experienced in copyright and patent disputes.
"Matthew is extremely knowledgeable about IP law, is an inventive thinker and a delight to work with." "His attention to detail stands out - he is always on top of the details of cases."

Piers Strickland is a litigator and seasoned solicitor advocate noted for his representation of media, entertainment and technology companies in disputes involving all core rights. He frequently represents clients in UK and European courts.
"Piers has deep knowledge of the law and is tactically and commercially astute." "Extremely detail-orientated and really responsive."