Steven Maier > Maier Blackburn LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Maier Blackburn LLP


Steven specialises in both IP and commercial litigation, with particular expertise in publishing and media law, including copyright and trade mark infringement, libel and privacy, confidential information and internet domain name cases. He also handles a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of commercial agreements, warranty claims and negligence. Steven is an appointed domain name adjudicator to both the World Intellectual Property Organization and Nominet.UK panels.


Trained Simmons & Simmons, qualified 1986; Olswang; Reed Elsevier; Manches LLP; founding partner of Maier Blackburn LLP.


University of Oxford, St Peter’s College (Jurisprudence, MA).


Family, golf, Newcastle United.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Steven MaierMaier Blackburn LLP

Deeply entrenched in the publishing industry, Maier Blackburn LLP handles a variety of IP matters for clients such as The Tolkien Estate and Agatha Christie Limited. Steven Maier handles the contentious side and in a recent highlight represented The Tolkien Estate in a claim against a cryptocurrency platform regarding the use of names from Tolkien’s works. An expert in cross-border copyright, trade, and academic publishing, Cathleen Blackburn handles the non-contentious part of the practice.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Maier Blackburn LLP advises publishing houses and estates of writers in copyright, trademark, and general commercial disputes. The ‘exceptionally insightfulSteven Maier leads the litigation practice and focuses his expertise on media law, including libel and privacy, as well as confidential information. Additionally, he is appointed domain name adjudicator at WIPO and Nominet.UK panels.

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

Boutique firm Maier Blackburn LLP focuses on the creative industries, advising publishers, TV and film production companies, and interactive entertainment clients on their IP. Whereas Cathleen Blackburn is an expert in cross-border copyright in trade and academic publishing, Steven Maier focuses on the contentious side, handling privacy, libel, copyright, trade mark, and domain names.