Simon Barker > Freeths LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP
3RD FLOOR, THE COLMORE BUILDING
20 COLMORE CIRCUS, QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6AT
England

Work Department

Member and Head of Intellectual Property.

Position

Simon is an intellectual property lawyer based in Birmingham. Qualified since 2000, he has many years’ experience in advising business on intellectual property related matters; covering trade marks, patents, designs, copyright and confidential information.

A seasoned litigator of intellectual property disputes, Simon leads a team that is focussed on resolving disputes by keeping in mind the commercial objectives while ensuring there is understanding of all possible outcomes.

Specialised with a team of dedicated lawyers, Simon’s practice is holistic. He offers intellectual property well-being with a fully integrated service that is necessary for efficient management and effective enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Simon has acted in numerous cases before the UK courts, at the UK Intellectual Property Office and at the EU Intellectual Property Office. He has also appeared before the General Court in Luxembourg.

Career

Qualified 2000; assistant solicitor Browne Jacobson; associate and senior associate Martineau (Birmingham); partner Freeths 2011.

Education

BSc (Hons) Lond. Chemistry; Nottingham Trent University (Post-graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property).

Leisure

Squash, sailing, gym.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Simon BarkerFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP is known for handling all types of intellectual property disputes, as well as its trade mark and brands practice, featuring three qualified trade mark attorneys. The team represents a number of notable clients, like Aldi, Travis Perkins and Poundland. Simon Barker  leads the team and has strong expertise in IP litigation and advertising and marketing advice. Iona Silverman leads the non-contentious IP practice, while Kishan Pattni  heads up the reputation management practice.