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DLA Piper UK LLP

PRINCES EXCHANGE, PRINCES SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 4BY, ENGLAND
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Rebecca Piper

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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IPT

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Rebecca Piper provides advice on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law matters in relation to a wide range of sectors including food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, technology and life sciences.  Rebecca advises on the full range of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, domain names, rights in confidential information and trade secrets.


Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Next generation lawyers

Rebecca Piper - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Intellectual property

As ‘a firm that sits very comfortably in the top tier’, DLA Piper UK LLP has ‘developed and maintained a real strength in IP litigation’ alongside its expertise in anti-counterfeiting, brand launches and IP licensing. Leigh Martin and Richard Taylor head the team from Leeds and Sheffield respectively; Martin recently rejoined the firm from Clarion and is ‘a superb litigator who works swiftly and tirelessly for his clients’, and Taylor is ‘highly knowledgeable and commercial in his approach’. Recent highlights for the practice include assisting Heineken with its trade mark portfolio, advising the University of Sheffield on its global trade mark portfolio and acting for Ardagh Group on trade mark issues including pre-filing and clearance advice, filings and prosecutions. GE Healthcare, Spin Master, British Airways, the Coal Authority and Tata Steel are also clients. Legal director Rebecca Piper regularly handles contentious IP work, trade mark matters and transactional-related IP issues; and senior associate Jim McDonnell has ‘excellent legal knowledge’. Chris Tulley retired.

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