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Paul Joseph

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IP and technology.


Paul is a partner in RPC’s intellectual property and technology group and advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology matters. On the contentious side, Paul has litigated across the full spectrum of IP rights (patents, trade marks and copyright) as well as on IP licence disputes. As well as acting on English High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, Paul has significant experience of international arbitrations. On the non-contentious side Paul advises clients on technology and IP related commercial agreements, in particular in the technology and retail sectors. Recent clients for whom Paul has acted include Betfair, Sports Direct, Associated Newspapers, Hiscox and Dialog Semiconductor. Paul has been described in the leading directories as being ‘excellent for technical knowledge, negotiation and conflict resolution’.


Trained Freshfields; qualified 2001; joined RPC 2010; partner 2012.




Member of the Laws Committee of the Licensing Executives Society of Great Britain (LES); editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice.


Royal Grammar School, Newcastle; Peterhouse, Cambridge; College of Law London MA (Cantab) 1998 Double first Dipl 1999 (distinction).


Tennis; swimming.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

RPC recently strengthened its offering its offering in commercial, outsourcing and technology-related matters by hiring Paul Joukador from Hogan Lovells International LLP. Joukador is knowledgeable about a wide range of issues, such as supply chain management and strategic alliances, among others. Jon Bartley, who joined from Penningtons Manches LLP, has more than 20 years of commercial contracts experience. Oliver Bray leads the team, whose blue-chip client base includes Google, News UK, Tommy Hilfiger and RSA. Bray is providing contractual and related advisory support to Facebook in relation to various marketing and promotional initiatives. In addition, Bray, senior associate Alyson Lloyd and others recently acted for PizzaExpress in a number of matters, including the rollout of its first franchise restaurants across Welcome Break service station sites, and its agreements with advertising and brand agencies. Paul Joseph is assisting Agent Provocateur with franchise and trade mark licence agreements across multiple jurisdictions. Mark Crichard, and senior associates Andrew Crystal and Charles Buckworth, are also recommended.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėextremely knowledgeable‚Äô department at RPC¬†stands out for its ‚Äėfirst-rate‚Äô publishing expertise, handling contentious and non-contentious matters. Keith Mathieson¬†has ‚Äėmany years of experience and provides pragmatic solutions‚Äô, and leads the media defence team, which counts The Telegraph, Associated News Group, The Financial Times, Hachette UK Group, News UK & Ireland and News Group Newspapers as clients. The department is also experienced across advertising, marketing, gaming, social media and interactive content. Oliver Bray¬†advises Google on numerous TV, online and in-store point of sale advertising and marketing campaigns for various new Google product launches; he also provides YouTube with clearance advice in relation to videos and materials created for YouTube advertising campaigns, and advised Dolce & Gabbana in its response to the Irish Advertising Standards Authority, which had flagged two consumer complaints in relation to a television advertisement. Paul Joseph¬†acts for high-profile media and gaming clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters.¬† ‚ÄėPractical and approachable‚Äô legal director Nicola Cain¬†handles contentious and non-contentious issues involving media regulation, freedom of expression, content, intermediary liability issues and the data-related aspects of marketing. Senior associates Kim Waite¬†and Rupert Cowper-Coles¬†are also recommended. Jon Bartley¬†joined in 2017 from Penningtons Manches LLP.

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