Intellectual Property Disputes

We see intellectual property litigation as a commercial tool to help clients realise assets that have been exploited without consent. Our clients are interested in two things: stopping the infringement and making a return on their investment.

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.

Our award-winning Mishcon Tulip® product has helped us to recover over £150 million for our IP clients over the past 15 years.

  • IP dispute resolution relating to patents, trade marks, passing off, designs, copyright, domain names, database rights and confidential information
  • Devising effective anti-counterfeiting strategies deploying our Tulip® methodology
  • Obtaining an extensive range of remedies against infringers, ranging from final injunctions and multi-million pound damages awards to Without Notice Search and Freezing Orders
  • Comprising lawyers from our Intellectual Property, Fraud, Cyber Security, Employment and Reputation Protection teams, our Data Theft group can recover and prevent unlawful use of stolen data by obtaining powerful injunctions quickly, allowing us to search the defendant's premises without notice to the data thief, recover the stolen data, seize evidence of wrongdoing and freeze assets. We use this evidence to reach a quick settlement, avoiding protracted and expensive litigation
  • Representing Hewlett Packard Enterprise on its UK brand protection and parallel imports programme
  • Advising United Phosphorus Limited in a counterfeiting claim against a number of UK manufacturers and traders of pesticides – thought to be the first UK case in which a search and seizure order has been used against counterfeiters in the agrochemical sector
  • Acting for Sky on various trade mark protection and enforcement matters, including a wide-ranging dispute with an IT cloud-company trading in the UK and Europe under the name SkyKick
  • Acting for Gucci against a variety of online and retail outlets in the UK and Europe as part of its overall IP protection strategy
  • Advising the Marussia supercar brand in a trade mark infringement and passing off dispute against the Manor Formula One team
  • Representing Jack Wills in a trade mark infringement and passing off claim against House of Fraser relating to its use of a pigeon logo on its in-house range of clothing
  • Advising Victoria's Secret in defending Thomas Pink's claim for alleged trade mark infringement and passing off in relation to use of 'PINK' on goods and as a store name
  • Representing Arcadia Group in defending a passing off claim brought against it by the singer Rihanna
  • Acting for Daimler and Audi on the enforcement of their IP rights, including in relation to alloy wheel designs and on general anti-counterfeiting matters

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