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Overview

Our international team is here to give you the freedom to operate. We can assist you at all stages of your business lifecycle from opportunity to offering.

Key Contacts

Other key Intellectual Property contacts

Whether you want to:

protect your ideas and intellectual property by registration;

challenge other people's rights;

generate income by buying, selling or licensing intellectual property rights;

trade mark your brand or have a marketing question; or

fight an infringement action through the courts or alternative dispute resolution,

our team covers:

Our practice includes teams dedicated to Life Sciences, Marketing and Branding, Online Brand Protection, Domain Names, Anti-Counterfeiting, e‑Commerce, Technology Transfers and Licensing, Media and Advertising and the protection of confidential information and know how.

We have done many of the leading cases for clients across a range of sectors including financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and media, technology and energy companies across the globe.

To find out how we can help you call or email our key contacts above, or follow the links on the subject matters above to take you direct a team member.

Credentials

The Chambers and Partners UK Guide for 2011 says Pinsent Masons:

"already has an impressive client base in the retail sector, where its recent highlights include advising Waitrose on a partnership with Duchy Originals. It also handles high-profile litigation and brand management work, acting for clients such as RBS, Getty Images and Laura Ashley."

and that it has

"an impressive patent litigation practice, best known for the representation of pharmaceutical and biotech companies."

Examples of our recent work:

  • Interflora -v- Marks & Spencer – a European case which deals with the question of when you can use a trade mark as a Google AdWord.
  • Warner-Lambert Company LLC v (1) Teva UK Ltd (2) Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd (3) AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd – a case relating to the alleged infringement of a blockbuster product patent
  • Specsavers -v- Asda – an advertising case which provides guidance as to when you can use another person's trade mark in marketing materials
  • Diageo -v- ICB -  a case relating to product packaging and get up
  • Hasbro -v-123 Nahrmittel – a case relating to the use of descriptive terms as trade marks