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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Paul Joseph

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6590
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/paul-joseph
RPC

Work Department

IP and technology.

Position

Paul is a partner in RPC’s intellectual property and technology group and advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology matters. On the contentious side, Paul has litigated across the full spectrum of IP rights (patents, trade marks and copyright) as well as on IP licence disputes. As well as acting on English High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, Paul has significant experience of international arbitrations. On the non-contentious side Paul advises clients on technology and IP related commercial agreements, in particular in the technology and retail sectors. Recent clients for whom Paul has acted include Betfair, Sports Direct, Associated Newspapers, Hiscox and Dialog Semiconductor. Paul has been described in the leading directories as being ‘excellent for technical knowledge, negotiation and conflict resolution’.

Career

Trained Freshfields; qualified 2001; joined RPC 2010; partner 2012.

Languages

Hebrew.

Member

Member of the Laws Committee of the Licensing Executives Society of Great Britain (LES); editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice.

Education

Royal Grammar School, Newcastle; Peterhouse, Cambridge; College of Law London MA (Cantab) 1998 Double first Dipl 1999 (distinction).

Leisure

Tennis; swimming.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

RPC provides 'a great service' to its impressive client roster, which spans global suppliers, digital technology companies and new media suppliers, as well as customers including financial services and insurance industry clients, and corporates in the retail and media sectors. The team, which is jointly led by commercial law specialist Jeremy Drew and Mark Crichard, who focuses on technology and outsourcing transactions, has been bolstered by the arrivals of outsourcing partner Paul Joukador and senior associate Marlon Cohen from Hogan Lovells International LLP and Addleshaw Goddard respectively. Other names to note include Jon Bartley, who combines digital technology and e-commerce experience with data protection and cybersecurity expertise; Paul Joseph and David Cran, who handle large-scale IT disputes, and recently promoted IT, outsourcing and data partner Charles Buckworth.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'extremely capable' intellectual property group at RPC is 'strong all round', with capabilities across a range of disputes and transactional work and particular experience in the retail, food and drink, technology, media and sport sectors. The 'dedicated and hard-working' team is led by Jeremy Drew, who handles both contentious and non-contentious matters; and includes the 'very clever, thorough and thoughtful' David Cran, food and drink sector specialist Ciara Cullen, and Paul Joseph, who 'provides clear targeted advice, which is delivered quickly even in complicated situations with many uncertainties'. The team has further strengthened its practice with the addition of commercial technology and IP lawyer Paul Joukador, who joined from Hogan Lovells International LLP. Legal directors Ben Mark and Georgia Davis are also highlighted; Mark specialises in trade marks and passing off issues, while the 'conscientious and detail-oriented' Davis has a particular focus on trade mark and design litigation.

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