Wright Hassall LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Recognised for its deft handling of a range of matters including software licensing, trade mark prosecution and brand strategy. Recommended for trade mark licensing and coexistence agreements. Also noted for its registered and unregistered designs practice. Particularly strong client followings in technology, manufacturing and consumer products.

Strengths A client says: "They are exceptional - they have helped build our capabilities and expertise."

Another source adds: "They are great to work with - very responsive and thorough and they relate well with clients."

"They are sensible, straightforward and give good, easy-to-understand advice," comments another.

Work highlights Acted for an international publishing house in a dispute with a major competitor and an ex-employee concerning breach of confidence, copyright and database right infringement.

Notable practitioners

Iain Colville
is recognised for patent, copyright and trade mark work, especially for his representations in disputes.

"He is very personable, thorough and mindful of clients' needs and objectives. He makes sure his advice is tailored appropriately."

Rhys Jarman
frequently advises clients in various sectors, including manufacturing and publishing. He is well versed in copyright and design right infringement claims and contentious licensing issues.
"A fantastic solicitor with a very broad understanding of the legal landscape. He can think strategically." "He is very thorough and very considerate of the client's commercial goals."