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Managing Partner: Margaret Briffa
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers:13
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Briffa is a highly regarded intellectual property boutique firm that has been advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property law since 1995. The firm acts for household names in the automotive, fashion, homeware, music, technology and leisure industries and advises these clients on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. The firm also advises trade bodies, universities and SMEs in respect of intellectual property matters. In addition to having a highly respected intellectual property practice, the firm has also handled a considerable amount of media disputes. Notable highlights include: i) successfully acting for a leading patchwork producer over a royalty’s dispute in the High Court and Court of Appeal; and ii) acting in a contract dispute concerning the famous Bob Marley song ‘No Woman No Cry’ in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. Briffa is aggressively expanding its practice. Briffa has recently acquired the client list from the well-respected and longstanding trade mark attorney practice of Chancery Trade Marks Limited. This acquisition has led to the team at Briffa expanding to 13 lawyers from 9 previously and increasing the size of the amount of trade marks Briffa manages by 30%.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Intellectual Property (non-contentious)

2 Partners, 12 Fee earners based in London and Valetta.

The firm acts for household names, SMEs and universities, and advises them on the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property rights and on commercial intellectual property matters, such as drafting licence agreements, distribution agreements and merchandising agreements. The team has recently advised Farfetch and The Financial Conduct Authority and Tom Dixon on brand protection matters.

Key clients include: Chestertons, The Financial Conduct Authority, Tom Dixon, Farfetch, OKA and Ann Summers on brand protection matters.

Contact: Margaret Briffa or Éamon Chawke
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Intellectual Property (contentious)
3 Partners, 11 Fee earners primarily based in London.

The firm advises clients on a variety of intellectual property disputes which include patent infringement, copyright infringement, design right infringement (both registered and unregistered), trade mark infringement and passing off. The firm acts for its clients in these contentious matters in a variety of forums, such as: The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Intellectual Property List of the High Court, at mediations, and at arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce. The team is acting for Bodum in copyright infringement litigations in the Intellectual Property List of the High Court and defended Exterion Media in a passing off case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

Key clients include: Bodum, Armorgard, Spectrum Brands and Exterion Media.

Contact: Margaret Briffa, Ralph Wehrle, or William Miles
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]

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