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Stephenson Harwood

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Eifion Morris

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Work 020 7809 2347
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Stephenson Harwood

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Commercial litigation.

Position

Eifion is co-head of the IP team. He specialises in advising multi-nationals on cross-border IP litigation and strategies for protecting their IP globally. Eifion is very focused on what his clients want to achieve commercially and he sees legal proceedings as being only one possible route to achieve those goals. He prefers to find commercial solutions for his clients, as opposed to full scale litigation.

Eifion plays a central part in the IP team at Stephenson Harwood, which has been described as "excellent" in The Legal 500 UK 2015. His main focus is helping his clients deal with competitors who infringe his clients' IP rights and seek to compete unfairly with them. Due to the global nature of his clients and these disputes, Eifion has a speciality in developing and implementing effective strategies for dealing with such situations across multiple countries. He has co-ordinated and led matters which involve as many as 30 countries, before national courts and IP offices, as well as on the European community level before the European Trade Mark Office (OHIM) and the European Patent Office (EPO).  

Eifion has advised on cases involving patents, utility models, copyright, designs, trade marks and unfair competition. He has particular sector expertise in life sciences, retail and luxury goods. Chambers UK described him as having "an easy-going approach with clients and a bulldog style with the opposition".

Whilst Eifion enjoys helping clients find a solution to keeping competitors at a fair distance from his client's products and services, he also believes that it is important that clients make sure that they protect their businesses before they find themselves in these difficult situations. Eifion helps his clients devise strategies for protecting their IP in the most cost effective and commercially advantageous way, depending on the client's sector and plans for the future. He also advises clients on the best ways to commercialise their IP through licensing and other collaborative arrangements.

Eifion is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 UK directory, WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000 and is recognised as a leading individual in the Chambers UK directory. He is also listed as a trade mark leader in WIPR. Eifion has been acknowledged as "simply a winner – someone who always finds creative ways to get clients what they need" (IAM Patent 1000, 2018) and "a real emerging powerhouse among IP solicitors" (WTR 1000, 2019).

 


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'very reliable' practice at Stephenson Harwood has 'excellent legal skills and sharp commercial awareness' and 'excels at coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation'. With 'excellent strength and depth in life sciences and pharmaceuticals work', the team attracts praise for being 'unique in its ability to switch its approach from big pharma to small biotech'; other strong sectors for the group include the retail, luxury brands, oil, gas and shipping industries. 'Stand-out litigator' and 'formidable negotiator' Eifion Morris is 'absolutely brilliant strategically' and leads the practice alongside the 'technically and legally superb' Alexandra Pygall. Rob Jacob has 'exceptional practical experience coupled with a commercial approach' and handles a combination of contentious and non-contentious matters for life science and energy sector clients, while recently promoted partner Naomi Leach focuses on transactional matters in the life sciences sector.

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