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Practice Summary

Emma Himsworth specialises in all areas of intellectual property law and related aspects of competition and commercial law. Her practice encompasses court and advisory work.  Emma has a BSc in Biological Sciences with Honours in Biochemistry and a Diploma in EC law. She has a particular interest and expertise in matters involving trade marks and passing off. Emma sits as an Appointed Person, hearing appeals from the UK Registrar of Trade Marks. Emma also chairs the IP Bar Association Trade Marks and Designs policy group which is currently focused on the impact of Brexit and is a member of the Bar Council EU Law Committee.

Comments in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500:

Recognised as an expert on trade mark law, with a strong work ethic and a user-friendly approach. As well as handling high-end and technically complex trade mark and copyright litigation, she is effective in digital platform infringement claims, invalidation attempts and licensing disputes. She is also instructed in judicial reviews that involve questions of both IP and competition law. She has appeared in a number of high-profile appeals before the General Court of the EU.   "She is thorough and thinks around the issues. Her in-depth knowledge of trade mark law makes her a go-to person in the field. Her communications are always clear and reasoned and she is always quick to respond." (Chambers & Partners 2019, Intellectual Property)

A ferociously hardworking barrister and trade mark law guru.’ (Legal 500 2018, Intellectual Property)

"She is patient, hard-working and manages client expectations well." "She is encyclopaedic on trade mark law and you can have absolute confidence in her opinion." (Chambers & Partners 2017, Intellectual Property)

'She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of trade mark law and procedure.’ (Legal 500 2016, Intellectual Property)

 ‘Celebrated for her authoritative command of trade mark law and her forceful advocacy. She is currently working on some of the leading trade mark cases of the day, and is also expert on copyright. "Extremely impressive, intelligent, effective and supremely well prepared." "Intellectually rigorous and has an amenable manner."’ (Chambers & Partners 2016, Intellectual Property)

‘Has a deep understanding of trade mark law, and very much makes herself part of the broader case team.’ (Legal 500 2015, Intellectual Property)

“Technically excellent and has impressive knowledge of very recent case law. She’s also extremely approachable and responsive.” “Always thinking of different angles rather than just a straightforward analysis; she’s a very good person to bounce ideas off.”’ (Chambers & Partners 2015, Intellectual Property)

‘Technically excellent and extremely approachable.’ (Legal 500 2014, Intellectual Property)

‘Her media practice benefits from her encyclopaedic knowledge of trade mark law.’ (Legal 500 2014, Media and Entertainment)

A silk of outstanding skill and talent, who has a calm and focused approach.” (Chambers & Partners 2014, Intellectual Property)