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Royds Withy King

69 CARTER LANE, LONDON, EC4V 5EQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2222
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 2034
DX:
138762 CHEAPSIDE-2
Email:
Web:
www.roydswithyking.com

Stephen Welfare

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1426
Email:
Web:
www.roydswithyking.com/our-people/stephen-welfare/
Royds Withy King

Work Department

Intellectual property unit, litigation department.

Position

Stephen is a partner in our Technology & Media and Dispute Resolution teams. He is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular specialism in contentious intellectual property (IP) law. He is also the IP lawyer to the National Association of Jewellers and regularly contributes industry news for its members.

Stephen deals with all aspects of contentious intellectual property law, including

  • copyright disputes
  • patent infringement
  • trade mark disputes and passing off actions
  • design law issues.

He is responsible for the operation of the “Copywatch” IP Protection Scheme with the National Association of Jewellers and the British Travelgoods and Accessories Association.

With a wealth of experience dealing with intellectual property disputes, Stephen writes regular articles for the jewellery and luxury goods press (such as Retail Jeweller, Professional Jeweller, Jewellery in Focus and Fashions Extras) and has commented on topical issues on TV and radio.

Stephen is also an experienced general commercial litigator and his work has included media and sports law issues, disciplinary appeals and tribunals, licensing matters, Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise investigations. He also has expertise in estate agency law and business transfer agents fees recovery actions.

Career

Qualified 1993; partner Royds LLP 1999.

Member

Intellectual Property Lawyers Association.

Education

The Royal Merchant Navy School; Bearwood College; College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Keeping fit; reading about historical military campaigns; watching cricket; and playing golf.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Royds Withy King's 'dynamic and forward-thinking team' is well known for disputes involving contracts, company and shareholder matters, contentious insolvencies, financial services, and estate agents and business agents. The firm also has particular retail sector expertise as well as a growing Indian practice. The key advisers are Stewart Wilkinson, Stephen Welfare and Chris Rodda; Jamie Lester was hired from Hunters Law LLP and Milan Kapadia was made partner.

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