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Steven Maier

Work 01865 339330
Maier Blackburn LLP


Steven specialises in both IP and commercial litigation, with particular expertise in publishing and media law, including copyright and trade mark infringement, libel and privacy, confidential information and internet domain name cases. He also handles a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of commercial agreements, warranty claims and negligence. Steven is an appointed domain name adjudicator to both the World Intellectual Property Organization and Nominet.UK panels.


Trained Simmons & Simmons, qualified 1986; Olswang; Reed Elsevier; Manches LLP; founding partner of Maier Blackburn LLP.


University of Oxford, St Peter’s College (Jurisprudence, MA).


Family, golf, Newcastle United.

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Maier Blackburn LLP provides 'first-rate' partner-led representation in high-value, complex litigation. Name partner Steven Maier is a 'highly recommended lawyer' for contentious work in the specialist areas of media, entertainment and intellectual property, with an emphasis on the enforcement of trade marks and domain names. Maier also advises on contentious commercial matters.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Boutique firm Maier Blackburn LLP predominantly provides services to media and publishing clients, and is best known for its significant expertise in copyright matters. The firm is also adept in handling IP licencing and contracts, as part of the non-contentious practice managed by co-founder Cathleen Blackburn, who also has significant experience in matters with a cross-border element. Fellow co-founder Steven Maier handles the contentious side of the firm's work, particularly in the areas of copyright, trade mark, and domain name disputes.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

Steven Maier - Maier Blackburn LLP

Within: Media and entertainment

Focusing primarily on publishing sector clients, Maier Blackburn LLP is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious media work. 'Consummate professional' Cathleen Blackburn heads up the contentious side of the practice, and is particularly experienced in commercial contract and IP issues faced by publishing sector clients. Contentious specialist Steven Maier is active in both IP and commercial litigation.

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