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Relevant Experience Intellectual Property

  • Managing the worldwide trade mark and design portfolios of many famous brands. This includes clearing, filing, prosecuting, registering, renewing, maintaining, opposing, invalidating, defending and enforcing hundreds of trade marks each year, on a global basis. Our clients include: Penhaligon's, BlackRock, The Roald Dahl Story Company, Aardman Animations, JW Anderson, Majestic Wine and Facegym.
  • Acting for Shazam Productions Limited (the owner of IP rights relating to the scripts of the famous “Only Fools and Horses” TV comedy series) in a copyright infringement and passing off case against those involved in the “Only Fools (Cushty) Dining Experience”. The case will decide whether copyright vests in and protects the characters in OFAH and not just the words they use in the scripts for the OFAH BBC shows.
  • Acting for Lay & Wheeler in connection with a trade mark dispute with Mr Wheeler, a rival wine merchant.
  • Advising The Roald Dahl Story Company in connection with the exploitation and licensing to/merchandising by third parties of various copyright and other IP rights created by or relating to Roald Dahl. Includes drafting and negotiating various contracts. Also assisting the Estate in preventing unlawful exploitation of those rights by taking enforcement action against infringers.
  • Acting for Velcro BVBA in taking enforcement action against infringers of its famous VELCRO® trade mark.
  • Successfully pursing various infringers of the shoe designs of a high fashion, Italian luxury ladies' footwear designer.
  • Drafting and obtaining patent rights and registered designs for a leading food kit delivery service provider.
  • Negotiating the grant of an omni-channel licence to retail our client's luxury handbags in various territories in the Gulf states and Middle East.
  • Drafting distribution licences for a US owned medical devices company for use in various European territories.