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Partner specialising in intellectual property, advising clients in a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, film, TV, finance, retail, fashion, hi-tech, sports, image rights, parallel imports. Leading cases include: Sony Computer Entertainment v Nuplayer; Sony Computer Entertainment v Pacific Technology; Racing UK v Satellite Information Services; Ladbrokes v Brady; ratiopharm v Alza; Sandoz v Napp; Abbott Labs v Ranbaxy UK; Arrow Generics v Merck & Co Inc; SKB v Generics (UK); Cairnstores v AB Hassle; Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury, Ladbrokes and others v One in a Million; Jian Tools Inc v Roderick Manhattan.
Trained SJ Berwin; qualified 1994; solicitor SJ Berwin 1994-2001; partner 2001. Publications of note include: contributor to Sweet & Maxwell's 'Readings on Intellectual Property' (1999); 'Trademark Trouble' (The Times 24/04/01); 'Parallel Imports - The Battle Goes On' (2000 MIP); 'Format Rights' (August 1999 'Entertainment Law Review'); 'Image Rights' (November 2000 'Sports Business'); 'Retail Service Marks' (April 2000 'Trademark World'); 'Personality Clash' (2002 MIP); 'The Domain Name Personality Game' (Spring 2002 'Domain Names Quarterly'); 'Do Litigants Get a Fair Deal in Europe' (2004 MIP); 'Are We Being Served' (2004 'CIPA Journal'); 'Misappropriation Without Misrepresentation' (2004 NLJ); contributor to 'The Modern Law of Patents' (Butterworths 2005); 'Balancing Act: Interim Injunctions and Cross Undertakings' (2006 'Patent World'); 'Obvious Questions' (2008 'Patent World'); 'Stent Wars: The Final Chapter' ('Bloomberg Business Law Review' 2008).
ITMA; ACG; AIPPI; IPLA.
John Lyon School, Harrow; University of Manchester (1990 LLB); University of London (1998 LLM Intellectual Property).
Intellectual property; Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology