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Intellectual Property


Rachel is a Partner in the Litigation group.  She advises media clients in a number of sectors on a wide range of contentious media and commercial matters. Having been seconded to the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) for six months, she gained invaluable experience of rights protection in a music industry context. Rachel was heavily involved in the Newzbin litigation in 2010 which established key precedents in relation to online copyright infringement.  More recently Rachel has acted for the major Hollywood studios in cases that have developed precedents and procedures for obtaining injunctions requiring ISPs to impede access to online locations.

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

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Recent additions to Wiggin LLP‘s IP practice include Calum Smyth, whose prior role as head of Barclays’ global IP team honed his knowledge of transactional and contentious technology and software matters. The firm has also strengthened its Brussels presence to ensure seamless trade mark enforcement capabilities in the EUIPO. Key individuals Rachel Alexander and senior associate Victoria Gyles are strong in the media, music and technology sectors, and carve out a reputation in the fields of online enforcement, digital copyright and intermediary liability. Practice head Sara Ashby and Michael Browne operate in traditional sectors including fashion, retail and consumer goods, while partner promotion John Colbourn is the go-to parallel imports expert. Anna Carboni, who had been at the firm since its 2017 acquisition of IP boutique Redd, has now retired from the partnership.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Wiggin LLP is praised by clients for its ‘incomparable industry expertise’ and ‘excellent commerciality and market knowledge’ across the media and entertainment arena. In the film and TV space, Charles Moore and Medwyn Jones advise clients on all aspects of development, finance and distribution, while David Quli, Neil Gillard  and Chris Hanson handle media finance matters. Michael Brader focuses on corporate transactions in the independent television production sector, while Daniel Whybrew acts for financiers, producers and distributors on the financing of TV and film projects. ‘Grand seigneur of games law’ Paul Gardner leads the computer games sector group, which includes Jas Purewal, who joined from Purewal & Partners. In the music space, Rachel Alexander specialises in high profile IP cases and online enforcement matters. Caroline Kean, who leads the defamation and litigation practices, is noted for her expertise in the publishing sector. She works with Matthew Dando and Julian Darrall. Sean James leads the content distribution and transmission team. Sarah MacDonald heads up the advertising, marketing and sponsorship group.