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


Highlights


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 and Accolades


Jill
Bainbridge
Partner

Southampton

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Lee
Fisher
Partner

Cardiff

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Chris
Williams
Partner

London

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Ben
Evans
Senior Associate & Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Southampton

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Joanna
Corbett-Simmons
Senior Associate

Cardiff

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Awards and Accolades


BM Insights


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A decision earlier this week by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has put a spotlight on the importance of filing specific and detailed evidence when proving the genuine use...

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Guides

Welcome to the second edition of the Blake Morgan Intellectual Property roundup. The range of the selected articles – from tackling counterfeiting and trademark infringement to the rise of artificial...

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This article was first published in the World Intellectual Property Review on 30 November. The European Commission has instigated non-compliance proceedings against 17 member states, including the UK, for failing to tell...

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Many of you will have seen Aldi's new Christmas advert featuring Kevin the Carrot driving a bright orange truck through a snowy forest, past the homes of excited children waiting...

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In a further signal to foreign businesses operating in China that the Chinese courts are willing to take a tough stance on IP infringement, Lego has won another IP claim...

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Artist's resale right is a controversial IP right of European origin and gives visual artists a royalty each time their work is sold by a gallery or auction house after...

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