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Rupert is a partner within the IP and Media Group at Eversheds Sutherland.

Rupert advises in relation to the full range of contentious intellectual property matters, including disputes relating to:


•trade marks;


•design right;

•passing off;

•internet and domain names.

Rupert also assists clients with aspects of their non-contentious IP work including licensing, branding and trade mark portfolio management.

With over two decades of experience, Rupert has successfully led high profile litigation for a variety of household name companies, achieving a 100% success rate in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Additionally, Rupert has had the benefit of in-house experience at retail giants Marks & Spencer Plc and Arcadia Limited.

Having spent time not solely in private practice, but also in-house, Rupert has a deep understanding of the need to offer simple, straightforward guidance combined with practical commercial solutions. He sets out options, outlines strategy and gives advice in plain English.