Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

One Essex Court has a number of barristers who are specialists in intellectual property, information technology and media law, which encompasses the protection and exploitation of all forms of creative effort including inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and brands used in commerce.

Members of One Essex Court have expertise in acting in intellectual property disputes of all kinds including those relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, patents, comparative advertising, malicious falsehood, database rights, data protection, confidential information, trade secrets and privacy.  Such matters also include contractual disputes involving intellectual property rights and related areas of domestic and European competition law.

We regularly advise clients (from individual artists to large commercial organisations) in relation to the acquisition and licensing of their intellectual property rights as well as all aspects of the protection of such rights and the defence to such claims.

Members of One Essex Court act for clients in proceedings at all levels of the Courts and the UK Intellectual Property Office, as well as in arbitrations.

Recent work by barristers here includes, Genius Sports Technologies Ltd v Soft Construct (Malta) Ltd [2022] EWHC 1067 (Ch); Sky Ltd v Skykick UK Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1121; Puma SE v Nike Innovate CV [2021] EWHC 1438 (Ch); Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp [2020] EWHC 1273 (Ch); [2017] EWCA Civ 1834; The London Taxi Co. v. Fraser-Nash Research Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 175; Warner-Lambert Co LLC v Sandoz GmbH [2016] EWHC 3317 (Pat); R. (on the application of British American Tobacco UK Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health [2016] EWCA Civ 1182; Starbucks (HK) Limited and another v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc and others [2015] UKSC 31; Fenty v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 3; and Interflora Inc. & Anr v Marks & Spencer Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1403.

One Essex Court is ‘the set to beat on trade mark and other soft IP issues’.  The Legal 500


Barristers who specialise in "Intellectual Property":