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Firm profile for UK 2021

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Founding Partner: Adam Morallee
Number of partners: 3
Assistant solicitors:
17
Other fee-earners: 7

Areas of Practice 
Intellectual Property:
60%
Commercial Litigation: 20%
Sport: 20%

Contacts:
Intellectual Property:
Andy Lee
Email: [email protected]
Commercial Litigation: Michael Forrester
Email: [email protected]
Sport: Adam Morallee
Email: [email protected]

THE FIRM:
Founded in 2014, Brandsmiths is the law firm for brands and entrepreneurs. From offices in London and Manchester the tenacious and dedicated team solve problems in business and make deals happen for clients such as Microsoft, BMW, Trivago, Mo Farah, Dun and Bradstreet, Missguided and a range of tomorrow’s major players.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:
Intellectual Property:

This is the heart of Brandsmiths. The team have considerable experience of high-profile litigation in the Appellant Courts, High Court, IPEC and before the registries. Main strengths are trade mark, design, passing off, copyright and confidential information cases. The team are also particularly strong in short notice injunctive proceedings. That Courtroom experience is also utilised to get clients the best licensing, corporate and other IP related deals.

Commercial Litigation:
Brandsmiths’ litigation team applies the same result focused philosophy. Particular strengths are high value contractual, fraud, misrepresentation and professional negligence claims. The firm is also regularly instructed on injunctive commercial proceedings.

Sport:
The sports practice covers clubs, talent and agents with particular strength in football, boxing and motorsport. Brandsmiths have acted in a number of precedent cases, including a number of GB Olympic Athletes in the “Rule 40” case and precedent anti-doping matters such as UKAD v Ryan Bailey.

CLIENTS:
The firm represents clients in a range of sectors, particularly brands. Especially strong in ecommerce, sport, technology, fashion, alcohol and manufacturing. A full range of clients appears on the website and in addition to those already mentioned includes Gordon Ramsay, Canterbury, Hunter, Three Rivers Gin, Mini, Umbro, Puregym, Canterbury and Lacoste Footwear.

INTERNATIONAL:
Brandsmiths regularly undertakes work with an international aspect, for both UK clients abroad and overseas clients in the UK. The firm has particularly strong links in the EU, USA and Australia. The team includes fluent Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese speakers.

RECRUITMENT:
Recently added a trade mark filing and prosecution practice, headed by Andi Murch. His clients include Mitchells & Butler, Royal Ascot, Bremont Watches and Westons Cider.

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Adam Morallee
Band 4
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Intellectual Property


Michael Forrester
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Michael ForresterIntellectual Property
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Adam MoralleeIntellectual Property
Andrew LeeIntellectual Property

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Head Office

Old Pump House

19 Hooper Stree

London

Greater London

UK

E1 8BU

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