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Lisa Highet

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Lisa is an Associate in our Intellectual Property group. She advises on all aspects of IP law and brand management, including patents, trade marks, copyright, domain names, confidentiality, designs and passing off. Lisa specialises in dispute resolution, with broad experience in both IP and commercial litigation and has advised on a number of disputes with international and cross-border elements.

Lisa has experience in all stages of dispute resolution, from initial advice and pre-action dispute resolution to trials and appeals. She has also advised clients in relation to settlement of disputes at various stages and alternative dispute resolution.

Lisa advises on, negotiates and drafts all types of commercial IP agreements including licences, assignments, R&D agreements, NDAs and other commercialisation or collaboration agreements. Lisa handles IP aspects of corporate transactions, from due diligence through to advising on disclosure and warranties. She also provides IP audit and analysis advice, with recent experience including advising a well-known industrial sector client on the extent and scope of its patent portfolio and advising a tech company on potential copyright issues in relation to software integration.

Other recent experience includes: drafting bespoke project specific agreements for a major utilities client, advising a University on infringement issues in relation to a series of events, advising on a Company Names Tribunal claim, drafting competition T&Cs, and advising various retailers and manufacturers on trade mark, design and copyright infringement claims.

Lisa achieved a Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford and was described as "well respected in the area of IP litigation" by The Legal 500 directory. She is a member of Eversheds’ Consumer (including Food & Drink and Retail), Education and TMT sectors.



East Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP offers contentious and non-contentious trade mark, patent and design expertise, with research and development agreements and the transfer of intellectual property rights in the context of corporate transactions being particular areas of strength. The team demonstrates broad sector expertise across the retail, life sciences, industrials, utilities and energy, public and sports sectors, but is particularly adept at advising clients from the education sector. Rupert Bent, who recently joined from Walker Morris LLP and splits his time between the Birmingham and Nottingham offices, has taken over the lead of the practice from James Fry, who joined Mills & Reeve LLP. Another key contact in the Nottingham office is senior associate Lisa Highet. In a recent highlight from the higher education sector, the team assisted the University of Derby on various collaboration agreements and intellectual property disputes in addition to advising on the update of the university’s commercial template agreements. National Grid, Kidney Research UK and the London Borough of Harrow are also clients.

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