Jill Bainbridge Partner

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

Chambers and Partners 2018

“Jill Bainbridge impresses with excellent client care.”

Legal 500 2017
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.

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.

“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

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.

The dangers of using false accreditations

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.

The UK Intellectual Property Office fights back against fraudsters

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

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.

Dog fight over Zuma trademark


This case involved the use of the word ZUMA as a company name.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.

Access to Court documents by an Interested Non-Party

A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others [2017] on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.

Breach of jurisdiction clause – High Court protects company and affiliate by way of anti-suit injunction

A High Court decision highlights how Courts may construe parties' intentions when interpreting jurisdiction clauses in contracts, as well as the protection that can be afforded by way of anti-suit injunctions.Ben Clark explains the impact this will have.

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.