Jill Bainbridge Partner
“Jill Bainbridge garners rave reviews for her astute management of the IP group and trademark prosecution unit.”
Heading up the firm’s Intellectual property group and Trade Mark prosecution team, Jill specialises in IP and IT disputes.
Main areas of practice
Her experience includes contract and commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes including patent infringement, breach of copyright, design infringement, trade mark and passing off matters, brand strategy advice and domain name disputes.
Jill has extensive experience of international arbitration and cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights and domain name dispute resolution. Jill also specialises in aviation disputes.
Jill advises various clients on breach of confidence, infringement of database rights and breach of restrictive covenant issues relating to ex-employees. She secures the return of confidential information and damages.
Her clients include multi-national corporates and public sector bodies, including Alcatel-Lucent and Akzo Nobel. Jill also has extensive experience with aviation clients, based in the UK and overseas.
- Intellectual Property: Jill manages the trade mark portfolios of her clients and advises on brand strategy.
- Aviation: Jill deals with disputes for aviation clients, which include wet lease disputes, contractual disputes and intellectual property disputes. She recently conducted a trial in the Commercial Court in London under Portuguese law involving parties from Italy and Portugal. Jill is experienced in seeking injunctive relief to include arresting aircraft.
Franchising: Jill has helped large groups of franchisees negotiate to leave their networks, including financial service and photography franchisees. She has also helped franchisors with a range of issues, including obtaining injunctive relief to restrain a former franchisee from competing.
Articles: She regularly lectures on intellectual property law, trademarks and brand strategy.
“Running the show is Jill Bainbridge, a true all-rounder with sparkling international experience.”
“The real deal- she is the number one foreign associate I deal with in terms of quality and likeability”
“Jill Bainbridge is the name to know: “She is sensible, commercial and well versed in court and registry procedure.”
“First class. She provides a high-calibre service.”
The recent case of National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd demonstrates the dangers of falsely claiming accreditation with an association.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of scam invoices being sent to trade mark applicants by fraudulent companies purporting to offer genuine intellectual property services.
Articles by Jill
A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan.
The UK has voted to leave the European Union. This raises many questions about what happens now with the UK and our future relationship with the EU trade mark and design system.
The High Court has recently attempted to clarify the requirement for serious harm in defamation cases and at which stage the seriousness of the harm should be assessed.
Related Knowledge & Resources
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The complete guide to Intellectual Property Services that Blake Morgan can provide.