The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Linklaters Business Services

Living Wage
ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7456 2222
DX:
10 LONDON CITY EC3
Email:
Web:
https://www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Nemone Franks

Tel:
Work 020 7456 5813
Email:
Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Intellectual property

Position

Advises on complex, high-value commercial contracts for the exploitation of intellectual property rights, including IP licensing, franchising, and R&D arrangements, and on the treatment of intellectual property rights in the context of corporate and finance transactions, in particular cross-border M&A with complex IP and IT separation issues across a broad range of industries and sectors and Private Equity IP-rich transactions. Advises on strategies for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and on trade mark, design right, copyright and passing off disputes

Career

Trained at Linklaters 1998–2000; Assistant Solicitor, Linklaters 2000-2004; Managing Associate, Linklaters 2004-2008 (including a nine-month secondment to The Diamond Trading Company Limited, the marketing and sales arm of the De Beers Group); Partner, Linklaters 2008 to date.

Member

INTA (International Trademark Association); CLA (Competition Law Association).

Education

Queens’ College, Cambridge (BA (Hons) First Class Law); Nottingham Trent University (Legal Practice Course (Distinction)).

Leisure

Pilates


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'extremely clever and pragmatic' intellectual property team at Linklaters LLP offer 'very good value' across contentious, non-contentious and transactional IP advice. The team was instructed by Schneider Electric to advise of intellectual property aspects of the company's reverse takeover of AVEVA Group plc. This included transitional trade mark licences to allow the incorporation of Schneider’s software business into AVEVA’s group, in addition to arranging cross-licensing agreements to allow Schneider’s retained business and the divested software business to continue use of certain shared rights. The also has significant patent litigation experience and, with recently promoted partner Yohan Liyanage taking the lead, a team is representing Sanofi group and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc in co-ordination of a global patent dispute regarding medical treatments that reduce cardiovascular disease against Amgen. The group is also defending this client in a patent claim, also against Amgen, relating to cholesterol-lowering therapies. In another contentious matter, the department is acting for acting for Merck & Co in defending a high-profile claim for trade mark infringement and breach of a 1970 contract by Merck.  Ian Karet heads up the team which also includes the 'intellectually rigorous' Nemone Franks and Nigel Jones . William Hill, Just Eat Plc and Unilever are all clients.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to