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

Maier Blackburn LLP
PRAMA HOUSE
267 BANBURY ROAD
OXFORD
OX2 7HT
England

Position

Cathleen specialises in intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on copyright, publishing and trade mark licensing. She acts for publishers, authors, libraries, museums and other cultural and heritage organisations. She also advises on commercial agreements and transactions generally.

Career

Trained Linklaters & Paines, qualified 1986; Morrell Peel & Gamlen; Manches LLP; founding partner of Maier Blackburn LLP.

Languages

French and German.

Education

University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall (MA Modern Languages).

Leisure

Hill walking, swimming, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Cathleen BlackburnMaier Blackburn LLP

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.

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

(Hall of Fame)

Cathleen BlackburnMaier 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.