Jill Bainbridge Partner

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Contact Details

“Jill Bainbridge has extensive experience handling trade mark, copyright and design litigation. A source says: "She is excellent - I have a lot of respect for her good judgement and sense."”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“The most knowledgeable and professional of all foreign associates we know”

WTR 1000 2018
Heading up the firm’s Intellectual property group and Trade Mark prosecution team, Jill specialises in IP and IT disputes. She also heads the Commercial Litigation teams in Wales and the South.

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.

Significant experience

  • 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.

Additional expertise

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.

“Leading Individual with particular specialism in IP and IT.”

Legal 500 2018

“She is attentive, skilled and gets the job done.”

Chambers and Partners 2018

“Jill Bainbridge impresses with excellent client care.”

Legal 500 2017

“Jill Bainbridge garners rave reviews for her astute management of the IP group and trademark prosecution unit.”

WTR 1000 2017

“Running the show is Jill Bainbridge, a true all-rounder with sparkling international experience.”

World Trademark Review 2016

“The real deal- she is the number one foreign associate I deal with in terms of quality and likeability”

WTR 1000 2016

“Jill Bainbridge is the name to know: “She is sensible, commercial and well versed in court and registry procedure.”

WTR 1000 2015

“First class. She provides a high-calibre service.”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016


Jill’s Blog

Swedish Court imposes prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters

Members of Blake Morgan's commercial litigation team discuss a Swedish Court's decision to impose prison sentences on trade mark invoice fraudsters.

Luxury brand's win on ruling to restrict online sales

Members of Blake Morgan's commercial litigation team discusses luxury brand, Coty's, win on ruling to restrict online sales of their products.

Sharing photos online – the risks of Copyright Infringement

Could sharing other people's photos on social media amount to copyright infringement? Our expert has put together a few tips so you can avoid being in a position where you are being accused of copyright infringement.

Articles by Jill

The News Portsmouth


Blake Morgan lawyers named as among best in world

Chempioil v Champion – EU General Court finds no likelihood of confusion


In a recent appeal decision by the ECJ, an EU General Court decision was upheld in respect of the word mark Chempioil and an earlier figurative mark Champion. Our expert explains the case and the outcome.

Registered designs – a change for owners marking their products


The UK Intellectual Property Office has issued a change in the way that owners of registered designs can mark their products. Our expert explains the changes and how they will impact product designs.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Photographing the Public Domain – EU to remove copyright protection from public domain art images

Copyright expert Simon Stokes explores the EU's recent announcement that images of works of art in the public domain will no longer be protected by copyright.

Brexit and your EUTMs

With Brexit uncertainty continuing, it is important to take stock and consider where this leaves your trade mark portfolio and what, if any, action you need to take. Our expert takes a look in more detail.

High Court orders petitioner's purchase of 50% shareholding in company in unfair prejudice petition

In the trial of an unfair prejudice petition, the High Court has found that the actions of the first respondent represented the clearest possible breach of directors' fiduciary and statutory duties. We take look in detail.

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.

Guide to Defamation claims

Blake Morgan's complete guide to Defamation claims - what you should know when thinking of bringing a claim of reputation damage.

Guide to IP Services

The complete guide to Intellectual Property Services that Blake Morgan can provide.