Intellectual property insurance disputes

We act for claimants and defendants, working closely with clients to achieve a commercial resolution to their disputes, whether through commercial agreement or litigation in the courts.

Our wide-ranging expertise includes:
  • Trade marks: Infringement, passing off, revocation and invalidity claims; oppositions.
  • Copyright: Infringement claims (relating to software, books, drawings, music, and the internet); ownership disputes.
  • Patents: Infringement and revocation claims; ownership, royalty and licensing disputes.
  • Registered and unregistered design rights: Infringement claims.
  • Domain names: Nominet and ICANN complaints; domain name recovery.
  • Confidentiality: Breach of confidence claims.
We have litigated at all levels of the Court system from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, to the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Our experience

  • Acting for Jaguar Land Rover in its High Court claim against Bombardier for infringement of its Defender trade mark.
  • Defending an advertising agency alleged to have infringed copyright in a photograph created by an internationally renowned photographer in a campaign for a household name perfume brand.
  • Advising on a dispute over the ownership of software. Our client, the designer, successfully asserted their right of ownership in a copyright dispute which ended in the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for an engineering business in a claim in the High Court Shorter Trial Scheme that a competitor’s cable protection system for offshore wind farms infringed its UK patent.
  • Acting for a small biotech business in a negligence claim against its patent attorneys. This was in relation to a failure to pay renewal fees on a Japanese patent. We negotiated a strong settlement.

Our clients

Our clients range from FTSE 100 clients to SMEs and sole traders. We operate across all sectors including technology, automotive, education, health, sport and food and agriculture.

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