Intellectual Property Litigation

The rise in technology and the global nature of modern business have led not only to an increase in IP infringements, but a perception that policing the market is now more complex than ever. IP owners need a coherent strategy in place to ensure that those targeting their assets are stopped, and that all losses are properly recovered.

Why we are different

We see IP litigation as a commercial tool to help clients realise assets which have been exploited without consent. We do not consider the matter to be an academic exercise or a mission to set legal precedent. We know clients are interested in two things: stopping the infringement and making a return on their investment.

We act for some of the most well known household names across a variety of industries. Because we work in partnership with our clients over the long term, we not only understand how their businesses operate within specific industry sectors, we are also able to give clients definitive views on the strength of their legal position – we are not lawyers who sit on the fence.

Utilising our award winning Tulip® product, we have recovered over US$100M for our clients over the past 10 years.

Services

  • Litigating trade marks, passing off, design, copyright, domain name and anti-counterfeiting cases utilising our Tulip® methodology
  • Patent litigation
  • Obtaining an extensive range of remedies against infringers from final injunctions and multi million pound damages awards to Without Notice Search and Freezing Orders.

Experience

Advising Microsoft on various copyright and trade mark infringement actions including the well publicised judgment in Microsoft –v- Ling and others [2006] EWHC 1619 (CH).

Acting for Corporacion Habanos S.A. in Master Cigars Direct Limited –v- Corporacion Habanos and others [2007] EWCA.176.

Taking legal action for Gucci against a variety of online and retail outlets in the UK and Europe as part of its overall IP protection strategy.

Advising Speedo in relation to its issues regarding the innovative and patented LZR Racer Suit involving FINA and various rival manufacturers.

Acting for Special Effects in Special Effects Limited –v- L’Oreal SA [2007] RPC15.

Acting for Red Spider Technology in its patent and design right infringement case against Omega: Red Spider v Omega.

Acting for Ozwald Boateng in his three trials and two visits to the Court of Appeal in the well known IP licensing dispute Bespoke Couture –v- Marchpole.

Acting for the then owners of the Hed Kandi brand in the pioneering passing off action against Tokyo Project.


 

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