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Shireen Peermohamed

Tel:
Work 020 7667 5000
Email:
Web:
www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Intellectual Property and Publishing

Position

Partner advising on intellectual property and publishing, Shireen specialises in the resolution of disputes relating to brands, content and designs, as well as advising on their protection and exploitation. She acts for clients in the publishing, technology, retail and leisure, fashion, FMCG and entertainment fields, amongst others.

Career

  • Trained, Clifford Chance; qualified 1989, assistant solicitor 1989-1993
  • assistant solicitor, Ashursts 1993-97
  • partner, Rouse Legal (formerly Willoughby & Partners) 1997-2008
  • partner, Harbottle & Lewis 2009

Education

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn
  • Balliol College, Oxford (MA Hons PPE)


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Harbottle & Lewis LLP combines trade mark and soft IP expertise with big-ticket advertising and sponsorship work, as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of marketing and promotions, adtech and contentious proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices (IPO). As head of the advertising group, Michael Lister primarily advises on the commercialisation of IP rights, sponsorship and collaborative arrangements, as well as regulatory issues. Andy Millmore is also a name to note for work in the digital media space. On the IP side, Shireen Peermohamed advises on trade mark registration, portfolio management and prosecution, while Sacha Wilson has 'excellent, in-depth knowledge of the advertising and media buying sector'. Senior associate Kostyantyn Lobov is likewise recommended for trade mark enforcement actions and media regulatory work. Jeremy Morton departed to Temple Bright LLP.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Harbottle & Lewis LLP 'has an excellent understanding of the media industry and the client's commercial needs'. The group handles a range of contentious matters including brand protection and copyright enforcement work, as well as non-contentious issues relating to corporate transactions, licensing and other agreements. The team is jointly led by the 'simply brilliant' Shireen Peermohamed, who handles a range of brand management matters; and Andy Millmore who focuses on disputes. Senior associate and litigator Kostyantyn Lobov, who counts technology and entertainment among his sector specialisms, is also a name to note.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Leading individuals

Shireen Peermohamed (Publishing) - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Legal Developments by:
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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