Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson is a specialist in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. Commercially-minded and user-friendly, Chris advises and represents clients ranging from large corporations and substantial rights owners to individual professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and inventors. Clients have access to his experience acting in high-profile litigation, technically complex cases and cases involving known personalities, and advising on non-contentious IP issues, drafting IP agreements or handling sensitive negotiations.

Chris brings to his clients expertise in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright and related rights, unregistered design right, registered designs, registered trade marks, passing off, database right, patents, privacy, data protection, confidentiality, and in all areas of media and entertainment law, especially music, television and film.

Chris can be hired directly by businesses and private individuals.

Notable Voter Comments: “An excellent IP lawyer who takes the trouble to understand the client’s needs”

Awards

2018
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year in England - 2018 Corporate Intl Global Awards
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year - UK - Finance Monthly Law Awards 2018

2017
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ5 Global Awards 2017
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ5 Law Awards 2017
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year - UK - Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year - UK - Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017

2016
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ5 Global Awards 2016
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ5 Law Awards 2016
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year- UK - Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016

2015
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ Global Awards 2015
Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year - UK - Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2015

2014
IP Counsel of the Year in England - 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ Law Awards 2014
England - IP Barrister of the Year - ACQ Global Awards 2014

Chris writes novels – he is the author of Proof of Death, a thriller featuring lawyer Richard Troy.

Professional & academic

Durham University – Bsc. Hons. Mathematics
College of Law, Guildford – Diploma in Law
Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course

Languages: 

Fluent French

Memberships:

Bar of England and Wales (called 1995)
Bar of Northern Ireland (called 1996)

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