Patents are proof of inventions and offer inventors protection against people who try to steal or copy those inventions. There are literally millions of patents that have been registered. Every day, someone, somewhere is applying for a patent. Patent rights are usually enforced in a court on the initiative of the right owner. In most systems, a court of law has the authority to stop patent infringement. However, the main responsibility for monitoring, identifying and taking action against infringers of a patent lies with the patent owner.
Whether you are an individual who is involved with inventing new products or a business developing new products, you will almost certainly require legal advice. The process of registering patents is – usually – straightforward, but there are often complex issues of definition and justification on which expert advice is required. If you have a dispute with someone either because they are copying your invention or because they are claiming you have infringed their patent, you should consult an expert lawyer.
Barristers who are specialist in intellectual property matters work with a range of industry sectors, among which are mobile phones and tablets, automotive technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, fashion, toys, electronic games and sport, media and the arts.
Why use a barrister?
Why use a barrister rather than a solicitor? Barristers are the professionals best placed to draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. Above all, barristers are experts in the law and have experience of knowing how cases turn out in courts. Barristers will provide you with exact guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next in any legal matter.
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I specialise in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. I have extensive experience in a number of Intellectual Property and Commercial matters in the County Court, Trademark and Design Registry, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
I bring a rare combination of legal, engineering skills and commercial acumen to bear on my client’s cases...
Mark Engelman has acted in numerous high profile cases including for the estate of Adrian Jacobs against JK Rowling and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc’s for non-textual copyright infringement in the Harry Potter series; against Intel in the ECJ defining the principle of trade mark dilution for Europe and against Nanging Automobile Corporation over the rights...
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...
In the data protection law field, he has experience of making ‘right to be forgotten’ requests to search engines seeking the delisting of adverse search results and of making complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in relation to requests rejected by search engines. He also has experience of making subject access requests (SARs) on...