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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

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Simon Clark

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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

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Intellectual property.


Partner with wide experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including copyright and design rights, patents, trade marks, passing off and breach of confidence. Simon has been particularly high profile this year as the lead partner representing the Newspaper Licensing Agency and the PRCA in their dispute with Meltwater before the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Simon also manages the worldwide trade mark portfolio for Markit, a leading global financial services company, and acts for consumer brands such as Monsoon, Fatface, and Designers Guild.


Trained Davenport Lyons, qualified 1992; Davenport Lyons 1990-95; Theodore Goddard 1995-2003, partner 2000; partner Berwin Leighton Paisner 2004.


Member of the editorial board of ‘Copyright World’; contributor to ‘The Trade Mark Handbook’; and co-author of ‘Intellectual Property Law’, Palgrave MacMillan. British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA); AIPPI; INTA; TIPLO; Law Society.


Kings College, Taunton; Cardiff University (1989 LLB Hons).


Music (piano, organ, keyboards), golf (Royston Golf Club).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

At Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Ian Gruselle heads the brand management and trade mark group, Simon Clark heads the intellectual property group and Richard Shaw advises clients such as Tesco and Travelex on advertising issues. Breville, BAFTA and the Financial Times are also clients.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP’s team is defending Fraser-Nash Research and Ecotive in claims regarding the trade mark infringement of the shape of LTC’s classic London taxi designs. Other clients include the Financial Times, Monsoon Accessorize and Rocco Forte Hotels. The practice is led by Simon Clark and includes Ian Gruselle, Ian de Freitas and Toby Headdon, who are ‘immensely hardworking and imaginative lawyers’.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP is experienced in the management of trade mark portfolios worldwide and represents household names such as BAFTA and the Financial Times. In two highlights, group director Ian Gruselle is acting for Breville regarding the development of its brands in Europe; and partner Simon Clark recently acted for Fraser-Nash Research in defending claims of trade mark infringement relating to the shape of the London Taxi Company’s classic taxi designs.

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