Jill Bainbridge > Blake Morgan LLP > Eastleigh, England > Lawyer Profile

Blake Morgan LLP
SO53 3LG

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Trade Marks


Heading up the firm’s Intellectual Property group and Trade Mark prosecution team, Jill specialises in IP and IT disputes. She also heads the Commercial Litigation teams in the South and Wales.
Her experience includes contract and commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes including patent infringement, breach of copyright, design infringement, trademark and passing off matters, brand strategy advice and domain name disputes.

Jill has extensive experience of international arbitration and cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights and domain name dispute resolution. Jill also specialises in aviation disputes.

Jill advises various clients on breach of confidence, infringement of database rights and breach of restrictive covenant issues relating to ex-employees. She secures the return of confidential information and damages.

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) > IT and telecoms

Elisabeth Bell, Alison Patten-Hall and Jill Bainbridge form the leadership trio at Blake Morgan LLP, where the team advises both emerging and established tech companies, particularly those intersecting with healthcare, on a wide range of issues, as well handling telecoms infrastructure work. Simon Staples ‘stands out‘ for his expertise in advising on M&A, private equity, and fundraising. Recommended especially for his employment expertise in the IT sector comes Rajiv Joshi, who regularly advises HCL Technologies on contentious and non-contentious matters.

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.