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, Creed Fragrances, JW Anderson, Majestic Wine, The Brand Architekts, What3words and Facegym.
  • Advising on copyright infringement and royalty disputes in respect of musical compositions and sound recordings.
  • 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.
  • Anti-Counterfeiting – acting for Creed Fragrances in taking action against counterfeiters.
  • Successfully pursing various infringers of the shoe designs of a high fashion, Italian luxury ladies' footwear designer.
  • Drafting and negotiating distribution agreements to allow the retailing of our client's luxury perfumes in various overseas territories.

  • 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”.
  • Acting for Facegym in connection with a trade mark dispute with Skin Gym.
  • Acting for the owner of the IP rights to various fictional characters found in the longest running children’s show in the world, in respect of their licensing and commercial exploitation.
  • Acting for a children’s book publisher in negotiating and drafting a book publishing deal with a well-known Premiership footballer.
  • Drafting and obtaining registered designs for the leading luxury fashion clothing and accessories business JW Anderson.
  • Clearing commemorative stamps for the Royal Mail, including Winnie the Pooh, Rock Album Covers, and James Bond.
  • Working with a football club in relation to its "TV arc" animated advertising.
  • Advising on TV production contracts, including for a household name business in connection with a BBC TV documentary series.