Jeremy Blum > Bristows LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bristows LLP
100 VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
LONDON
EC4Y 0DH
England

Living Wage

Work Department

IP Litigation, Brands

Position

Jeremy is an IP specialist and has advised on many contentious matters. He has a particular focus on trade marks, design and copyright as well as confidential information. He has advised on a number of high profile disputes before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Justice, EUIPO and General Court. He has even led the advocacy before the Court of Justice. 

Jeremy has acted in some of the leading cases that have developed intellectual property law such as:

  • L’Oreal v eBay which concerned the liability of online e-commerce platforms and was the first case to consider injunctions against non-infringing intermediaries
  • Cadbury v Nestle which concerned the registrability of the shape of a four fingered KitKat chocolate bar
  • Glaxo v Sandoz concerning the colour and shape of an asthma inhaler for passing off

Jeremy also has extensive registered design, unregistered design and copyright litigation experience for a diverse range of products ranging from luxury jewellery and fashion, plastic containers, artworks, pharmaceutical products and consumer goods.

Jeremy is a specialist in advising on strategies to combat IP infringement in the digital world and has advised on a number of cases regarding online infringement. As a consequence, Jeremy also has a particular interest in cross border injunctions and jurisdiction for ~EU trade marks and designs as well as copyright.

As part of his breach of confidential information practice, Jeremy has considerable experience in arbitration. Jeremy specialises in arbitration involving technical subject matter and his cases have ranged from chemical compounds used in deodorants to chemical processes. Many of his arbitration cases involve substantial damages claims

Career

Qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court 2002 (New Zealand);
Qualified Registered Patent Attorney 2005 (New Zealand);
Qualified 2008 (England and Wales);
Partner 2014

Education

LLB (Law) / BA (Politics), Victoria University of Wellington

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy BlumBristows LLP

The team at Bristows LLP has exceptional capabilities in trade mark litigation, with Jeremy Blum and co-head Simon Clark leading on high-profile passing off disputes for international entertainment, pharmaceuticals and retail companies. Clark also takes the lead on digital copyright, design and data disputes, including recent law-making litigation surrounding the use of website cookies. Paul Jordan specialises in brand protection work for creative and print media companies; co-head Ian Gruselle’s trade mark portfolio practice contributes to the 360-degree approach on this front. The extensive transactional IP bench consists of devoted partners Claire Smith, co-head Matthew Warren and Richard Dickinson. The firm advises leading global brands in luxury retail, consumer electronics, FMCG and hi-tech on licensing and collaboration agreements, R&D and brand exploitation exercises. Paul Walsh has retired from the partnership, but remains at the firm on a consultancy basis.