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Bill Lister

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Bill has a wide range of experience advising UK, US, European and global clients, with a substantial reputation spanning branding issues, registered and unregistered trade marks, copyright, design, patents and trade secrets. He has significant experience in particular in the retail fashion, automotive and wholesale distribution sectors.

Bill advises a number of global household names, in conjunction with public and private companies, and public sector organisations.

Bill has a wealth of experience representing media clients in matters with the BBC Regulatory Department, OFCOM and IPSOS. He is also a regular contributor to both hard copy and online legal journals, and is the author of well received practitioners’ work on High Court Practice and Procedure.

Bill is a CEDR Solve panel mediator specialising in mediating IP disputes.

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Peer reviewed article published in OUP Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (with Josh Marshall) Vol 11 Issue 4 April 2016 – “Compensatory damages and account of profit: separate elections for separate causes of action—trade mark infringement and passing off” cited by David Brodsky in Irish Intellectual Property Journal.

“High Court Practice and Procedure” – Kluwer Law (with Paul Marshal).