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Freeths LLP

3RD FLOOR, THE COLMORE BUILDING, 20 COLMORE CIRCUS, QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 634 2575
Fax:
Fax 0845 634 2576
DX:
13024 BIRMINGHAM 1
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Simon Barker

Tel:
Work 0845 634 2583
Email:
Freeths LLP

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.


West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Barker - Freeths LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Freeths LLP provides 'a great level of service’ where you get ‘timely, pragmatic advice which focuses on the important elements’. The firm primarily works on soft IP matters and is particularly active in the retail sector. Practice head Simon Barker is 'an expert in his field and a safe pair of hands’ and recently advised Birlea Furniture when it took action against Platinum for allegedly infringing upon its BIRLEA trade mark. He also defended Aldi against two separate allegations of trade mark infringement: one from Dualit which alleged it infringed upon the shape of one of its toasters; and another from Miles-Bramwell Executive Services which alleged that the client’s ‘SLIM FREE’ mark infringed upon the accuser’s Slimming World brand. Other key clients include Travis Perkins, Poundland and Center Parcs. Senior associate Kishan Pattni is also a key figure, with notable expertise in the media sector.

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