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.
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.
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.
Our IP Disputes team advises on breach of confidence and infringement of database rights to include conducting proceedings before the IPEC and High Court.
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 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.
"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
"Very responsive and supportive."
- The Legal 500 2019
"Blake Morgan stands out for the strength and depth of its IP offering and its distinctive focus on brands. The side strikes the right tone in its representation, possesses a well-rounded skill set and has carved out a niche for itself in the charities sector. Evans, Bainbridge and the rest of the Blake Morgan team represent excellent value for money."
- WTR 1000 2018
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 & Memberships
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has announced temporary fee changes to support customers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.Read More
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has found that Amazon storing infringing products for a third party in its warehouse does not amount to trade mark infringement by...Read More
A recent judgment by Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has expanded the scope and interpretation of copyright protection within the fashion industry, allowing copyrights owners more opportunity to enforce their...Read More
The CJEU has now published its decision in the Sky v Skykick trade mark case and the ruling will be seen as good news for brand owners. The case involves...Read More
John Shaw and Rebecca Wyke (jointly) examine a Court of Appeal decision regarding the authorship of the screenplay for the film Florence Foster Jenkins which included an explanation of the...Read More
Sky v Skykick trade mark dispute: EU Advocate General gives recommendation on "clarity and precision"
In the long running trade mark dispute between Sky and Skykick, The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has been asked to rule on a series of questions referred...Read More