Maria Peyman > Birketts LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

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Intellectual Property




Maria joined Birketts in June 2015. She is a Partner in our commercial litigation team. Maria’s practice specialisms means that she works closely with colleagues in the broader Intellectual Property and Technology teams at Birketts.

Maria specialises and has extensive experience in intellectual property acting for clients in contentious matters involving copyright, trade marks, and design rights, as well as passing off, patent ownership disputes and breach of confidence.

Maria advises technology based clients on other aspects of commercial litigation such as software disputes and breach of data protection rule claims.

Maria’s litigation experience relates to a broad range of products from drinks, fragrance, jewellery and fashion to dishes, vessels for liquids, toys and images of products for retail.

Maria regularly represents clients at the High Court, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) and the UKIPO (and formerly the EUIPO).

As part of her intellectual property practice, Maria provides clients with commercially focussed advice on the options for enforcement including the most appropriate forum based on the intellectual property rights in question and the resources and aims of the client. Maria works closely with colleagues across the Intellectual Property Team to provide a complete and seamless service for clients to go from identification of the intellectual property rights, to appropriate protection and subsequent enforcement.


Maria is fluent in Spanish.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Maria PeymanBirketts LLP

Predominantly based in Cambridge, Birketts LLP assists clients with all aspects of the life cycle of IP, regularly advising start-ups and large enterprises on commercialisation and infringement matters. Legal director Melanie Harvey in Ipswich leads the trade marks and branding side of the practice. Leading the contentious side of the practice, Maria Peyman focuses on disputes within the IPEC and the High Court, and Quentin Golder handles development agreements and IP joint ventures. Andrew Priest frequently advises software companies on both copyright and brand protection issues. Trade mark attorney Anousha Vasantha joined the team in January 2023.