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Our experience

Below is a selection of recent intellectual property matters that our team have advised on:

SuperGroup PLC – intellectual property issues including management and registration of all trade marks and designs, enforcement of rights and drafting and advising on domestic and international distribution, franchise, licence and agency agreements.  Co-ordinating infringement actions in the UK, and cross border actions in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, Turkey, USA, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

Eczacibasi Holding AS – managing worldwide trade mark portfolio

Proton  – managing worldwide trade mark portfolio

A.S. Watson (Healthcare & Beauty Continental Europe) B.V. t/a Superdrug - acting on intellectual property issues including management and registration of all trade marks and designs and enforcement and defence of rights.

World Design & Trade – advising on infringement of two Firetrap designs by Voi Jeans and obtaining compensation and a contribution towards costs.

Maharishi – acting on internet infringements by “Maharishi Sale Store” and successfully requesting a change of the company name.

Action against Arcadia – reaching a settlement for Arcadia’s infringement of a fashion client’s designs resulting in a royalty being paid for each item sold.

Protecting a renowned Italian fashion shoe brand from the placing of copycat products on the market. A full withdrawal across the UK has been achieved.

Obtaining withdrawal and damages against a leading supermarket retailer for infringement of a fashion client’s style of t-shirts.

Successfully defending a well known casual woman’s wear retailer for alleged infringement of design rights. The litigation that had been threatened was abandoned.

We also regularly obtain public apologies in the Financial Times and Fashion publications such as Drapers from infringers of our clients’ intellectual property rights.

Merchandising agreement for well-known menswear brand.

Obtaining a Court Order against Google in respect of defamatory content on the Internet.

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Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze