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

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property




Maria joined Birketts in June 2015. She is a Partner in our commercial litigation team.

Maria specialises in contentious intellectual property acting for clients on matters such as infringement of copyright, trademarks, and design rights, as well as passing off and breach of confidence. Maria represents clients at both the civil courts and the Trade Mark Registry. As part of this aspect of her work, she advises clients on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property.

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

Alongside her specialist work Maria advises clients on general commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes and professional negligence.


Maria is fluent in Spanish.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Maria PeymanBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP is ‘efficient, commercial and extremely helpful’ and acts for a host of large companies in the region, among them the UK’s largest brewer and pub retailer Greene King Plc. Legal director Nellie Jackson in Ipswich leads the trade marks and branding team, while legal director Maria Peyman in Cambridge leads the IP disputes practice. Cambridge-based partner Quentin Golder leads the non-contentious IP group, which hired Andrew Priest from HCR Hewitsons in 2020. The team focuses on the commercial exploitation of IP rights, including patent licensing, development agreements, merchandising and collaborations. Associate Samantha Woodley is ‘very helpful, patient and excellent to work with‘.