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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Kate Ellis

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Kate is a principal associate in our intellectual property group. She advises on all aspects of intellectual property, specialising in branding, the internet and technology. 

On the contentious side, Kate has substantial experience in advising clients in relation to a wide range of IP disputes. Her experience includes acting in the following reported cases:

  • on behalf of the successful party in Arrow Nominees v Blackledge (Court of Appeal) - a leading case on the court's powers to strike out claims under the CPR;
  • Markem Corporation Inc v Zipher Limited (Court of Appeal) - a leading case on patent entitlement;
  • LB Europe (trading as DuPont) -v- Smurfit Bag-in-Box SA - an authority for groundless threats of patent infringement claims;
  • Excelsior Productions -v- Yorkshire Television Limited - a key decision in the media industry relating to the payment of fees for the broadcast of repeat transmissions of programmes (including The Darling Buds of May and A Touch of Frost) on digital stations;
  • Specsavers International Healthcare Limited  -v- Asda Stores Limited (Court of Appeal) a trade mark infringement dispute relating to a marketing campaign ran by Asda.

Kate has also acted on behalf of numerous clients in respect of various domain name disputes, including filing complaints under the UDRP and Nominet's Dispute Resolution Service.

On the non-contentious side, Kate has worked closely with many clients advising on the protection and exploitation of their brand names and technology.  She also undertakes due diligence audits and has acted for numerous clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of licences and assignments. 


Principal Associate and Trade Mark Attorney

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's brand management practice advises food and drink, retail and media clients on trademark portfolio management, contentious litigation and in advertising and promotional arrangements. Practice head Andrew Terry  continues to assist the Coca-Cola Company on numerous advertising and promotional campaigns, and easyGroup on IP matters including representation in trademark litigation case W3/EasyRoommate concerning allegations of unjustified threats and trade mark infringement. Trademark and design expert Kate Ellis  manages portfolios of Holland & Barrett and John Lewis Partnership with Terry. Copyright and music law specialist Neil Mohring  advises Apple Corps in relation to their IP rights in copyright and merchandising.

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