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Giles Parsons

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Giles is an experienced litigator and has worked on a number of cases in the High Court, the Patents Court, IPEC and at the IPO and EPO, including substantial patent disputes (particularly including software patents and standards), and trade mark disputes for some of the world’s leading brands.

Giles has been recommended in Legal 500 2016, 2017 and 2018, which ranks him as a Next Generation Lawyer for brand management. He is also mentioned in IP Stars and the WTR1000, which praises his litigation dexterity, diligence, patience, and excellent written work.

Giles is a member of the Law Society’s IP Committee and attends the IPO’s Marks and Designs Forum.

Reported decisions Giles has been involved in include:

  • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat) (05 April 2017)
  • MHCS Societe En Commandite Simple & Anor v Polistas Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 3114 (IPEC);
  • American Science & Engineering Inc. v Rapiscan Systems Inc. (Patent) [2016] UKIntelP o11916;
  • American Science & Engineering Inc v Rapiscan Systems Ltd [2016] EWHC 756 (Pat);
  • MHCS v Polistas Ltd [2014] EWHC 4541 (IPEC);
  • Vision Critical Ltd v Future Route Ltd [2012] EWHC 2358 (Pat);
  • Musion Systems Ltd v Activ8-3D Ltd [2011] EWPCC 33 and [2012] EWPCC 5; and
  • Harrison v Harrison [2010] EWPCC 3

Other work Giles has been involved in includes:

  • Advising Lloyds and TSB on their 2013 rebrands and in a dispute with MasterCard in 2014
  • A trademark and passing off dispute in the High Court between Roger Bullivant and Bullivant Taranto
  • Various domain name, trademark registration and trademark infringement issues for Mace

Giles has written over 25 articles over the last ten years for a variety of journals and publications including Managing Intellectual Property, European Intellectual Property Review, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, ITMA Review, IP Magazine, and LexisNexis.

He contributes to Lexis PSL.

Giles is also consulted by Oxford University Press regarding forthcoming intellectual property law titles.

Giles is a member of AIPPI, and has been on an IPLA committee in relation to design right advice.


  • Solicitor – admitted November 2009
  • LPC
  • Graduate Diploma - Law
  • MA
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Rising stars

Giles Parsons - Browne Jacobson LLP

Within: Brand management

Browne Jacobson LLP has a strong national reputation for its trade mark dispute work, having recently represented LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Vehicle Corporation) in a widely reported trade mark dispute with Frazer-Nash and Ecotive involving the famous shape of black cabs. Declan Cushley leads the national practice from Birmingham and focuses on non-contentious IP. Other key figures include IP litigators Cerryg Jones and Mark Daniels and transactional lawyers Alex Watt and Selina Hinchliffe, who advise on licensing, sponsorship and advertising issues and portfolio management. Bonita Trimmer and associate Giles Parsons are the other names to note for IP and designs disputes.

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Intellectual property

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The team at Browne Jacobson LLP is 'very knowledgeable in all aspects of IP, giving strong sound advice' and has particular retail sector expertise; it also has significant experience in the automotive, construction, telecoms, banking and engineering sectors. Declan Cushley leads the team and has a notable focus on brand work, while Giles Parsons handles a range of trade mark and patent litigation. Former head of patents Kathleen Murphy Fox joined EIP.

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Browne Jacobson LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters across many sectors for prominent clients, both international and domestic. Patent litigation expert Mark Daniels leads the strong team which comprises Cerryg Jones, Giles Parsons and the 'top class' Bonita Trimmer. Highlights include acting on multijurisdictional IP proceedings, and representing high-profile clients in copyright infringement disputes.

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