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Practice Summary

Recommended by both Chambers UK and L500 as a leading junior, Guy Hollingworth specialises in intellectual property law with particular experience in matters concerning trade marks and passing off.  His practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious work and he regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal, the UK IPO and has twice appeared in the Supreme Court.  Guy is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Guy has a BSc in Industrial Design with a 1st Class Honours from Brunel and his technical expertise includes issues concerning electronics, mechanics, computer programming, neural networks, ergonomics and material sciences.  

Comments in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500:

A popular junior among instructing solicitors for his composure, polished courtroom presentation and first-rate knowledge of trade mark matters. He regularly handles infringement and opposition claims, with additional expertise in copyright and design rights disputes. He is also experienced at handling cases concerning contentious licensing agreements. He possesses additional expertise in database right claims.
"He is proactive and very client-friendly – he knows what they want and is not overly legalistic." "Good at reacting to changing circumstances and is prepared to put in a lot of heavy lifting to make sure the case runs smoothly." 
(Chambers & Partners 2019, Intellectual Property)

‘He is very approachable, bright and pragmatic with a calm and forensic court room approach.’ (Legal 500 2018, Intellectual Property)

One of the most respected and sought-after juniors at the IP Bar. His practice concentrates mainly on trade marks, copyright, breach of confidential information and designs. "He is very good with clients, extremely bright and highly capable, but he doesn't make you feel like you're stupid in comparison."  "He is strategically astute, easy to work with, has in-depth knowledge of the case and fully understands the client's aspirations." (Chambers & Partners 2016, Intellectual Property)

‘He is a super-smart, incisive and a very good advocate.’ (Legal 500 2015, Intellectual Property)

Has a wide-ranging IP practice, and concentrates mainly on copyright, trade marks, passing off, data base rights and designs. He is also noted for his understanding of issues adjacent to IP, such as regulatory and competition law. “He combines clear, focused and practical trade mark advice with a friendly and approachable attitude. He consistently delivers work well ahead of deadlines and is impressive on his feet.” (Chambers & Partners 2015, Intellectual Property)

‘He consistently delivers work ahead of deadlines and is impressive on his feet.’ (Legal 500 2014, Intellectual Property)

Has been rated for several years as one of the top soft IP juniors at the Bar, and has particular strength in trade mark matters. Sources comment on his excellent manner with clients and his pragmatism. “He combines a clear, focused and practical approach with a friendly and approachable attitude. He is impressive on his feet.” (Chambers & Partners 2014, Intellectual Property)

Leading junior, ‘hardworking and effective’ (Legal 500 2013, Intellectual Property)

Is someone solicitors “always feel comfortable putting in front of clients,” and is widely admired as a “fantastic trade mark expert who is insightful and very hard-working.” His caseload and client base are spread across an enviable swathe of business sectors, from media through software to retail and pharmaceuticals. (Chambers & Partners 2013, Intellectual Property)