Cassandra Hill, Managing Associate, Dispute Resolution

Cassandra Hill

Legal Director

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Cassandra is a Legal Director in the Intellectual Property Disputes Group in the Innovation department.

She specialises in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including: trademarks; passing off; design rights; copyright; confidential information; and patent disputes. Cassandra also advises on Customs and Trading Standards detentions and enforcement.

Cassandra has significant experience in obtaining injunctive enforcement relief, particularly in the technology and gaming sectors. She has obtained numerous Search and Freezing Orders and Third Party Disclosure Orders and online blocking injunctions.

She acts for a wide range of high profile clients, including those in the IT, pharmaceutical, life sciences, luxury goods, health and clothing industries where she advises on all aspects of brand protection, including providing strategic advice. Cassandra also acts for numerous clients in civil fraud and complex contractual claims.

Cassandra is described in the Legal 500 client testimonial as "approachable and knows her stuff". Cassandra is ranked as Rising Star for Legal 500 in IP, and as a Rising Star by IP Stars. She is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA), the Intellectual Property Society (IPSoc) and the Fraud Women's Network.

Key Experience

  • Acting for a global plant genetics company in relation to invalidation of competitor patents.
  • Acting for United Phosphorus Limited in a Swiss Arbitration in relation to a contractual dispute with Harlan Laboratories Limited.
  • Advising in relation to confidential information and patent dispute regarding chemistry behind drug detector tests for beverages
  • Advising in relation to dispute concerning distribution agreement regarding hair loss products
  • Acting for a number of fashion brands in relation to the protection and enforcement of their trade mark and design right portfolios and online presence.
  • Acting for a global plant genetics company in relation to invalidation of competitor patents.
  • Advising numerous clients on Customs measures and Customs detentions.
  • Advising on the recovery of domain names through both WIPO and Nominet and removing company names which infringe trade marks.
  • Obtaining and executing search orders, freezing orders and third party disclosure orders for a variety of clients.
  • Acting for large pharmaceutical companies in relation to counterfeit medicines.
  • Acting for a global IT company in relation to various commercial disputes.
  • Acting for an independent fabric design house in relation to protection of their copyright and designs.
  • Acting for a global personal healthcare, beauty and fitness company in relation to a breach of an exclusive distribution agreement.
  • Acting for an international rally company in relation to licensing disputes.

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University
LPC, College of Law
Law LLB, University of Leeds

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