Intellectual Property Disputes

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Our highly experienced Intellectual Property team bring a commercial mindset and a world-leading service that meets your needs Our experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Disputes team helps you to enforce your IP rights when they’re infringed — and defend you from allegations of infringement


Ideas are your greatest asset. But protecting ideas can be daunting. Our Intellectual Property lawyers are highly experienced in defending and maximising their commercial potential. You’ll be working with a senior partner that has over 10,000 hours of practice, guaranteeing you the highest possible quality of service.

IP is a complex web of valuable national and international rights. It is no surprise that litigation over intellectual property is a common concern for businesses, particularly in the technology and retail sectors. With all our partners joining us with at least 10,000 hours of practise in their field, we have the breadth and depth of expertise to be able to help you resolve any issue.

Our IP litigation specialists can put together the perfect team from across the firm’s expertise to manage your case. Whether it is a standalone infringement of rights, large-scale counterfeit goods problem or part of a strategic plan to maintain your brand value internationally, we can help you to plan and build the best possible strategy. That planning includes understanding your fees: we give you absolute clarity from the outset, and bring a commercially-minded approach that is focused on your successful outcome.

Notable Cases

  • Helping technology clients grow their business by getting the right commercial contracts in place with their major national and international customer base (everyone from the UK government to a Kazakhstan hospital)
  • Protecting a business whose intellectual property and confidential information were misused by a former employee
  • Future proofing new ecommerce business models
  • Responding to claims of trade mark infringement and malicious falsehood related to Google advertising
  • Breach of confidence disputes relating to everything from setting up a rival company post-employment to copying material disclosed in pitch meetings such as clothing designs and a TV format
  • Assisting with major corporate transactions to ensure businesses there are no secrets hidden under the IP bonnet
  • Major patent disputes concerning (i) a well-known pharmaceutical and (ii) a legendary gaming console
  • Using design rights to prevent sales of a distinctive dress by a major online retailer
  • Competitor allegations of trade mark infringement and passing off
  • Multinational disputes relating to a patchwork of national and EU registered and unregistered rights

Our work in Intellectual Property Disputes includes

  • Trade mark infringement and passing off: our experts can manage and solve even the most complex trade mark issue
  • Copyright infringement: whether it is an artwork, software, product design or a website, copyright is everywhere and often it is infringed
  • Design infringement: designs are notoriously complex – our partners include some of the UK’s leading experts in designs law
  • Misuse of confidential information: protecting your confidential material
  • Trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions: helping establish your rights
  • Advertising disputes: whether it’s a comparative advertising campaign or a competitor campaign that’s too close to the line, our dedicated IP team can help you
  • Defamation and privacy claims: responding to online threats and risks
  • Anti-counterfeiting: whether it’s online or in a physical marketplace, we work with Customs, investigators and online platforms to stop counterfeit goods in their tracks

Who have our Partners worked with?

  • Sky UK
  • BBC
  • GB3 Limited
  • Busy Bees Nurseries
  • The Plum Guide
  • eBay
  • Colt Technology
  • A major luxury fashion house
  • A bastion of the modern High Street
  • One of the major gaming companies

Client testimonials

“Rosie Burbidge is not only extremely capable, but also genuinely enthusiastic about intellectual property law. This gives her a passion and drive to provide the best advice, and Rosie will always give options and clear recommendations in an area of the law which has complex outcomes loopholes and international intrigues.”

– Joe Adams, CFO, The Plum Guide

Key Contacts

Nick Berry


Intellectual Property

Rosie Burbidge


Intellectual Property

Michael Krantz


IP, Planning & Environment

James Nicholls


Restructuring & Insolvency

Rachel Pearse


Intellectual Property

Akash Sachdeva


Intellectual Property & Litigation

Shilpen Savani


Dispute Resolution & Employment Law

Robert Taylor


Intellectual Property

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