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Shoosmiths LLP

1 ST. MARTIN'S LE GRAND (OFFICE IS ON 6TH FLOOR), LONDON, EC1A 4AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7205 7017
Fax:
Fax 03700 863001
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Gary Assim

Tel:
Work 03700 868411
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Commercial and technology unit, intellectual property group.

Position

Partner specialising in intellectual property especially in the retail and automotive sectors. He specialises in anti-counterfeiting with particular expertise in parallel importing. He has been involved in leading cases on copyright and design rights including the cases of Mackie Designs Inc v Behringer & Others; R Griggs Group Ltd v Mr Evans; Jimmy Choo v Towerstone and Others; acts for retailers and brand owners including LK Bennett, McDonalds, Ducati, H&M and TK Maxx. He is passionate about intellectual property, especially in relation to consumer brands and as well as acting for well-known retailers he helped set up the business mentoring scheme for the British Fashion Council (organisers of London Fashion Week) to help their NewGen Fashion Forward designers. He is also closely involved with the developments in image rights especially the legislation in Guernsey. He is responsible for the firm’s relationship with its international network, the World Services Group.

Career

Trained Travers Smith Braithwaite; qualified 1990; partner Shoosmiths 1998; publications include articles in: ‘International Commercial Litigation’; ‘The Legal Times’; ‘New York Law Journal’; ‘Copyright World’; ‘World Sports Law Report’; regularly quoted in the press and on radio and television on parallel importing and the rights of trade mark owners.

Languages

Conversational French.

Member

International Trade Mark Association; World Services Group.

Education

Durham University (1987 BA Hons Law); 1988 Solicitors’ Finals.

Leisure

Family holidays, most sports.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Shoosmiths LLP's national full-service practice combines IP brand management and multi-jurisdictional trade mark, copyright and design dispute work with commercialisation through joint ventures, licensing and franchising. Key figures include the department co-heads, Manchester-based trade mark attorney Rachel Nicholls and Gary Assim, an expert in trade marks and designs within the retail industry. Andrew Brennan leads the national IP practice from Birmingham.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Shoosmiths LLP's team acts for clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, life sciences, media, academia and research. National practice head Gary Assim splits his time between the firm's London and Milton Keynes offices, and specialises in anti-counterfeiting and parallel imports disputes. Consultant Laurence Kaye focuses on the publishing and digital media sectors, with a strong track record in copyright work, while fellow consultant John Hill specialises in patents and design right issues.

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