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Lewis Silkin
255 Blackfriars Rd

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner. Specialises in contentious and non-contentious IP and IT disputes encompassing patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off and the protection of confidential information; experience of acting on behalf of brand owners against those involved in counterfeit and pirate goods; including infringement on the internet; appointed as an expert by Nominet for the determination of disputes arising from the registration of domain names in the UK. Notable cases: Cala v Mcalpine; Stoddard v William Lomas; Philips v Remington; Gerber v Gerber; Reckitt Benckiser v Home Pairfum; Coward v Phaestos; Lush v Amazon; Enterprise v Europcar; Jack Wills v House of Fraser. He has extensive experience of advising on technology disputes, including pre-termination strategies.


Qualified 1991; assistant Edward Lewis; partner Lochners/Laytons; partner Field Fisher Waterhouse 2004; partner Lewis Silkin 2009.


Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation; Institute of Trade Mark Agents; Institute of Directors.


Ellesmere College; University – Bristol; College of Law – Guildford.


Family, golf, cricket, tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Praised as ‘super efficient’ and ‘proactive’, Lewis Silkin’s broad IP offering covers a wide array of matters, extending from various disputes and portfolio management to regulatory work. Thomas Gaunt leads the practice, which routinely handles matters in the retail, technology, media and entertainment, and manufacturing and engineering sectors. Adam Glass’s capabilities include music and literary copyright disputes for various advertising and media clients. Giles Crown strengthens the practice with his specialist expertise in brand protection and enforcement work, with Simon Chapman contributing his extensive litigation experience. Neil Parkes regularly instructs media rights owners, and Nick Bowie is at the forefront of the firm’s trade mark portfolio practice.