Experts in IP disputes – enforcing, protecting and defending intellectual property rights

Our IP disputes experts advise clients both nationally and internationally, providing proactive and commercial solutions to resolve intellectual property disputes in a time and cost-efficient way. Our clients value our sophisticated and pragmatic approach. Our sector expertise includes: retail, not for profit, lifestyle, food and drink, technology, media and manufacturing.

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Main Areas Of Practice

Our specialised IP dispute areas of expertise include:

Trade Marks disputes and Brand Protection

Our expert IP lawyers bring and defend trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") and the High Court. We conduct opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings. Our Legal team coordinates and supervises trade mark litigation and Registry proceedings internationally through our extensive network of agents.

Co-existence agreements

Our Intellectual Property team is experienced in drafting and negotiating co-existence agreements between brand owners.

Copyright, Design and Patent Disputes

We advise on copyright, design and patent disputes to include conducting proceedings before the IPEC and High Court.

Confidential Information

Our IP Disputes team advises on breach of confidence and infringement of database rights to include conducting proceedings before the IPEC and High Court.

Database disputes

We advise on breach of confidence and infringement of database rights disputes with particular experience dealing with issues involving the misuse of confidential information and breach of restrictive covenants by ex-employees.

Our Clients

Our specialist intellectual property lawyers advise and act for businesses from start-ups to multinationals as well as advising numerous foreign associates on intellectual property in the UK. Through our network of foreign associates we can assist clients with developing, exploiting and protecting their intellectual property rights throughout the World.

“They were efficient, to the point, but empathetic and very keen that we not only understood the options, but that everyone in our team understood why they were giving the advice they were.”
- Chambers and Partners, 2024

"Blake Morgan has the expertise and bench strength of a large firm; but when dealing with them, you would believe that you were dealing with a boutique. As a whole, the level of service is head and shoulders above many other UK firms. Though its clientele is diverse, it is best known for its partnerships with companies in the charity, retail and leisure and public sectors. Strategy and clearance advice for Nokia, Oyster Yachts and cosmetics brand Feelunique, and brand enforcement and oppositions activity for the likes of paddleboard manufacturer Red Paddle Co, are just the disclosable tip of the iceberg in terms of the high-profile matters on its plate this year."
- World Trade Review 1000, 2022

"A source says: 'They ran the case extremely efficiently and showed a human side, which isn't always a given in these situations. They did a really good job'."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019

Supporting Documents

Brand Protection


Acting for a well-known publisher in defending a multimillion pound copyright infringement claim in the High Court and securing an Extended Civil Restraint Order against the Claimant.

Advising a UK based charity regarding an impersonation Twitter account that was posting malicious Tweets seemingly on behalf of the charity. The Twitter account was suspended, and then deleted, within 24 hours of our first instruction.

Advising various clients (particular in the recruitment industry) on breach of confidence, infringement of database rights and breach of restrictive covenant issues relating to ex-employees.

Awards, Accolades and Accreditations

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