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Simon Bennett

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Simon specialises in advising clients on their Intellectual Property rights ranging from patents, trade marks and passing off to copyright and designs and breach of confidence in sectors including fashion, new media, financial services, IT and oil and gas. He is experienced in many types of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, High Court, Court of Appeal, Copyright Tribunal, Trade Marks Registry and European Patent Office. In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients in relation to their IP rights, including the drafting of commercial agreements relating to these rights. He has also advised clients on their IP portfolios and strategies to further enhance and protect existing rights.

He has a reputation for advising clients on the protection of their rights in the fashion industry and had an infringer sentenced to prison for one year on behalf of a major high street clothing retailer.

Simon is advising clients following the EU referendum vote, ensuring they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities, mitigate risks, and have the processes and people in place to manage a period of uncertainty.

Simon is recommended by The Legal 500 directory for his IP specialist expertise in intellectual property and brand management.

Simon has written and spoken widely on intellectual property. His articles have been published in Trademark World, World Trademark Review, Computer and Internet Lawyer, Copyright World, IPLaw 360 and The European Lawyer, among other publications. He has lectured on the subject of the protection of intellectual property at The Central European University in Budapest and to Chinese government officials in Beijing, China as part of a joint WTO and EU initiative. He is also co-author of “A User’s Guide to Designs”, published in March 2010 by Bloomsbury Professional.

He is a regular commentator in the media, having been quoted in the Times and Financial Times on IP issues, and he has appeared on ITN News commenting on trade mark protection for the Metropolitan Police. His claim to fame is appearing on BBC 4 in conjunction with an exhibition of artwork at the ICA where a confidentiality agreement he drafted was displayed in the place of a piece of artwork that the artist would not allow to be displayed for confidentiality reasons.

Simon is a member of the Design Rights Sub-committee of the International Trademark Association and has organised and spoken at seminars on designs particularly in the fashion industry.

Simon Bennett is ranked in The World's Leading Trademark Review 2014, a list of leading trademark professionals.

"very good strategic vision" and makes "clear recommendations."

'Simon Bennett is a highly esteemed IP law expert with a specialism in trade mark and mark and design matters, contentious and commercial.  He impresses sources with his expertise and experience.' 
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Head of IP at Fox Williams Simon Bennett operates across the trademark spectrum; he is “a consummate professional who is also pragmatic and wise”.' 
(
The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review, 2015)

'"Switched-on" Simon Bennett is acknowledged by sources for his "spot-on advice" and commercial approach.'
(Chambers UK & Global, 2014)

   


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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