Intellectual Property - London (Firms)
Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for A leading firm in the media and technology spaces with a raft of big-name clients. Although best known for its trade mark, copyright and database rights work, it also houses a potent patent practice.
Work highlights Represented Zynga in defending a trade mark infringement case brought by Mattel relating to the latter's Scrabble franchise.
Acted for Stan James in defence of a claim brought by the Premier League and others concerning the use of live data by betting companies.
Michael Burdon is a highly rated patent litigator and head of the firm's IP department. He recently acted for ZTE UK in a mobile telephony patent infringement suit brought by Vringo.
Joel Barry is recommended by sources for his expertise, particularly in trade mark and copyright matters. He successfully acted for Sky in trade mark infringement and passing-off proceedings brought by Starbucks over the mark 'NOW'.
Campbell Forsyth is a patent lawyer who rated for his eye for detail. Clients also single out his commercial awareness.
Paul Stevens is quickly developing a reputation among sources for his technical proficiency. According to one commentator, he is "very aware of the client's needs and strives to give them the best service possible." He was lead partner in the Zynga Scrabble case above.
Helen Newman maintains a well-respected practice in advising luxury brand and fashion clients.
Iain Stansfield focuses mainly on transactional and advisory IP work in areas such as brand protection.
Sarah Wright concentrates her practice on trade marks and copyright work. She is part of the team managing Vodafone's global trade mark portfolio.
Significant clients Sky, Microsoft, ITV, Yahoo!, Richemont Group.
Since publication, Campbell Forsyth has joined King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin