IP Litigation

A commercial approach to IP disputes.

Haseltine Lake's litigation team advise on disputes relating to all types of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks and passing off, designs, copyright and related matters. We deal with all aspects of intellectual property law, from bringing and defending legal proceedings, to validity and enforcement and advice on exploiting and protecting clients’ investment in their IP. Our litigators work closely with our IP attorneys where specialist technical expertise is required to provide seamless advice on all types of IP issues.

Members of our team have acted in disputes in all the major IP tribunals, from litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly the Patents County Court), the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court through to opposition and entitlement actions in the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. 

We have a truly international approach, working with IP attorneys both in our own international offices and with our preferred firms of lawyers in other jurisdictions worldwide. We regularly advise on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights internationally, co-ordinating and taking a leading role on multi-national disputes and helping clients to select the most appropriate jurisdiction in which to take action.

Recent examples of our work:

  • Acting for the owner of the Ideal Home Show in its successful defence of trade mark infringement proceedings brought by the owner of Ideal Home magazine in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
  • Advising a Danish company in proceedings brought in the High Court for a declaration of non-infringement and revocation of a patent relating to an invention for three dimensional signs and displays used at international football and rugby matches for on-pitch advertising. We also acted on a related counterclaim in the Patents County Court. All of the claims were resolved successfully for our client.
  • Advising a cellular telecommunications company in the field of law enforcement, and certain of its foreign distributors, on the English law aspects of patent infringement and validity disputes in Germany and the USA and co-ordinating their multijurisdictional approach.
  • Acting for an American corporation and its UK subsidiary in a Patents County Court claim for infringement of a patent for embossing tools and achieving a very favourable settlement.
  • Acting for a manufacturer of “e-cigarettes” in defending a High Court passing-off action which settled in our client’s favour.
Our Experts
David Brown
David Brown
Location: Bristol (UK)
Joseph Lenthall
Joseph Lenthall
Location: Bristol (UK)
Martin Krause
Martin Krause
Location: Bristol (UK)

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