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Simon Bennett

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Work 020 7614 2522
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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Commerce and technology; intellectual property.

Position

Simon advises clients in a variety of intellectual property matters ranging from patents, trade marks and passing off to copyright and designs and breach of confidence in sectors including fashion, new media, financial services and IT. He is experienced in many types of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, High Court, Court of Appeal, Copyright Tribunal, Trade Marks Registry and European Patent Office. In addition he has extensive experience advising clients in relation to their IP rights, including the drafting of commercial agreements relating to these rights. He has also advised clients on their IP portfolios and strategies to further enhance and protect existing rights. Simon has particular expertise in advising clients in the fashion industry on infringements of their designs. Simon co-authored ‚ÄėThe User‚Äôs Guide to Design Law‚Äô, published by Bloomsbury Publishing. He recently won a design right dispute in the UK High Court for client Superdry against Animal and his approach has been described as ‚Äėferocious‚Äô (‚ÄėThe Evening Standard‚Äô 15 February 2011) and a ‚Äėconsummate professional who is also pragmatic and wise‚Äô by WTR 2015. Simon has never lost a domain name dispute.

Career

Solicitor, Denton Wilde Sapte 1994-2004; counsel, Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP 2004-10; partner, Fox Williams LLP 2010. Publications include ‚ÄėUser‚Äôs Guide to Design Law‚Äô (Bloomsbury Professional, April 2010).

Languages

Italian.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (2007-2011); Related Rights Committee of the International Trademark Association (2011 to present); Supervisory Board AIESEC International.

Education

The London Oratory School; University College Swansea (1992 first class degree, hons, Politics and Russian Studies); University of Westminster (1993 CPE Dip Law commendation); College of Law (1994 LPC commendation).

Leisure

Skiing, tennis, music.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Fox Williams LLP's key areas of expertise span trade mark and design portfolio management, contentious IP and strategic branding and licensing advice. The practice is particularly sought after by brand owners in the retail, consumer products and fintech sectors, for which the team regularly co-ordinates brand protection, trade mark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting strategies. Simon Bennett heads the IP practice and advises on trade mark and design matters, particularly in relation to design infringement within the fashion sector. Trade mark attorney Sarah Redmond focuses on portfolio management, prosecution and opposition work.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'smart, timely, efficient, responsive and creative' team at Fox Williams LLP is noted for its capabilities in copyright and trade mark strategy, licensing matters and disputes, with particular experience in the fashion, retail, consumer and technology sectors. Practice heads, Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin, are 'outstanding lawyers'; Bennett counts design law among his specialisms, while Sidkin focuses on IP licensing matters. Other names to note include Sarah Redmond for trade mark portfolio management, prosecution and opposition work; and senior associate Alex Woolgar, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP and provides brand management advice.

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