Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

One Essex Court has a number of barristers who are specialists in intellectual property, information technology and media law, which encompasses the protection and exploitation of all forms of creative effort including inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and brands used in commerce.

Members of One Essex Court have expertise in acting in intellectual property disputes of all kinds including those relating to trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, patents, comparative advertising, malicious falsehood, database rights, data protection, confidential information, trade secrets and privacy.  Such matters also include contractual disputes involving intellectual property rights and related areas of domestic and European competition law.

We regularly advise clients (from individual artists to large commercial organisations) in relation to the acquisition and licensing of their intellectual property rights as well as all aspects of the protection of such rights and the defence to such claims.

Members of One Essex Court act for clients in proceedings at all levels of the English Courts, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Office of Harmonisation for the Internal Market.

Recent work by barristers here includes, The London Taxi Co. v. Fraser-Nash Research Ltd [2016] EWHC 52 (Ch); Starbucks (HK) Limited and another v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc and others [2015] UKSC 31; Fenty v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 3; Interflora Inc. & Anr v Marks & Spencer Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1403; Les Laboratories Servier & Anr. v Apotex Inc & Ors. [2014] UKSC 55; JW Spear Ltd & Mattel Inc. v Zynga Inc. [2015] EWCA Civ 290 and [2013] EWCA Civ 1175; Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1174 and Sun Microsystems Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd. [2012] UKSC 27.

One Essex Court is ‘the set to beat on trade mark and other soft IP issues’.  The Legal 500

Barristers who specialise in "Intellectual Property":