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DWF

2ND FLOOR CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
DX:
62553 JESMOND
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

Ed Meikle

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 233 9725
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I advise on all aspects of intellectual property law, especially advising businesses in retail, food, sport and consumer products on the development, commercialisation and protection of their brands and technology.

Position

Partner

Career

I provide strategic advice to household names in retail, food, sport and consumer products, acting for national and multinational businesses, as well as fast-growth SMEs.


North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Within: Commercial litigation: Newcastle

DWF handles a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, for various national and international corporates. It is best known for IP, technology and media litigation, thanks to team head Ed Meikle’s expertise in this field and ‘impressive’ senior associate David Summerhayes’ niche in privacy and defamation matters. Summerhayes defended Northern Gas & Power against a number of claims brought by Utilitywise including an alleged breach of the restrictive covenants of the claimant’s former employees, a breach of undertakings provided in earlier proceedings and defamation arising from statements posted on Facebook. Other highlights included damages claims pertaining to the purchase and installation of boilers for North Eastern YWCA Trust.

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North: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Ed Meikle - DWF

Within: Intellectual property

Praised for its ‘unparalleled industry knowledge’, the team at DWF is ‘excellent in all factors’ and advises on the full spectrum of the development, commercialisation and protection of brands and technology. Longstanding clients include Newcastle United, for which the team handles various brand protection and brand management issues including anti-counterfeiting matters, trade mark and domain name disputes, copyright claims and IP licensing. Ed Meikle heads the team and is best known for his sector expertise in retail, sport, food and consumer products; he continues to assist Poundworld Retail with claims against third parties and routinely defends the client against threats of IP infringement, while also advising new client Village Hotels on a number of trade mark and copyright disputes as well as non-contentious copyright issues.

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