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.

"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

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.

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