Ben Evans > Blake Morgan LLP > Eastleigh, England > Lawyer Profile

Blake Morgan LLP
SO53 3LG

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Ben is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered trade mark attorney and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.

Ben focuses on trade mark clearance searching, brand strategy and world-wide trade mark prosecutions as well as dealing with a range of intellectual property disputes and litigation including trade mark, passing off, design right, copyright and breach of confidence disputes.

Ben also advises clients on reputation management matters, particular where such disputes involve the internet and more specifically social media.

Increasingly Ben’s advice is also sought by employers and employees alike on issues relating to the misuse of confidential information, breaches of restrictive covenants and passing off.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP‘s commercial litigation team is headed up by Jill Bainbridge, who has notable experience in complex commercial disputes and cross-jurisdictional matters, including those involving non-English law contracts. IP work is a key focus area for the team: Bainbridge leads the firm’s wider IP group, with experience in trade mark prosecution and brand management work. She is supported in this by legal director Ben Evans, who has specialist expertise in IP disputes relating to social media. Other strengths for the team include acting for clients in the manufacturing, food, travel, health and leisure sectors, which are all key areas of knowledge for Richard Portlock; and insolvency mandates, which are a significant strength of Dan Geddes. Louise Fuller has niche experience in the marine sector, and acts in matters relating to high-value super yachts. Michael Colledge was promoted to partner in 2022 and is also noted, in particular for his work on professional negligence and insurance coverage claims. All named lawyers are based in Southampton.

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

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Blake Morgan LLP is a go-to firm for branding, trade mark, design rights, and copyright in a wide range of industries, including retail, arts, publishing, charities, higher education, and the public sector. Competition issues pertaining to IP and reputation management are complementary areas in which the team has expertise. Jill Bainbridge leads the department as well as the firm’s TM prosecution team, she focuses on disputes particularly those with international elements. Further recommended, especially for his trade mark practice, is legal director Ben Evans, a chartered trade mark attorney.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

Blake Morgan LLP advises clients from a wide variety of sectors on issues arising from media law, the team is particularly strong in matters pertaining to trade marks and department head Jill Bainbridge  is a specialist in cross-border work. Further, Ben Evans is a chartered trade mark attorney and has significant expertise in IP issues arising from social media.