Intellectual Property (IP)


Defence of intellectual property rights is considered a vital tool in the protection of business interests.

Our in-depth understanding of the media and entertainment sector, as well as the wider TMT sector, enables us to fully understand the industries in which our clients operate.

We represent clients ranging from multinational businesses to individuals seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights.

Our IP team has the experience and expertise to help our clients achieve their objectives as expeditiously and cost efficiently as possible.

The firm’s experience in reputation management work and heavyweight commercial litigation is often a benefit when conducting intellectual property infringement and enforcement action.

Recent Highlights:

  • Stevie Loughrey and Claire Woolf article in the Intellectual Property Magazine examining the weapons available for brands to tackle counterfeiting online.
  • Carter-Ruck secures victory for US Golf manufacturer Superstroke in counterfeiting claim – please see here for further details. Superstroke was represented by Stevie Loughrey and Claire Woolf.
  • Successful settlement achieved for a charitable organisation relating to unregistered trade mark rights and passing off.
  • Guy Martin interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row about the estate of Marvin Gaye’s successful claim of breach of copyright against Pharrell Williams. The case, tried in the Los Angeles court, concerned Gaye’s 1977 disco single Got to Give it Up and Williams’ 2013 single Blurred Lines. Click here to listen to the interview (starts at 9 minutes 36 seconds).

Intellectual property team includes Guy Martin, Claire Woolf, Persephone Bridgman Baker and Charles Enderby Smith.


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