Intellectual Property

Bristows to open in Dublin

Bristows is set to open a hub in Dublin this summer to assist its quest to be the first firm through the doors of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), opening 1 June 2023. The UPC will be a new patent court common to 17 European Union (EU) member states with exclusive jurisdiction over European […]

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Quinn launches City IP practice with Pinsents hire

Quinn is launching an intellectual property litigation practice in London later this year after recruiting partner David Lancaster. Lancaster joins from Pinsent Masons where he has been for over four years and before that, he was a barrister for the earlier part of his career. He has experience in all aspects of contentious intellectual property […]


Tesco Clubcard logo to be scrapped after Lidl wins in High Court

Bird & Bird client Lidl has won its argument that the Tesco Clubcard logo was a trademark and copyright violation, raising questions over its future viability. A yellow circle embedded on a blue square has been the cornerstone of Lidl’s branding. A similar graphic, albeit differentiated by the text used upon it, has also become […]

Martin Hirst

Foot Anstey ventures north with IP team hire

Foot Anstey has recruited an intellectual property team from Clarke Willmott to open its first office in the north of England. The Bristol-headquartered firm has taken on IP partner Roy Crozier and four other IP experts, who will be based in the Tootal buildings in Manchester. Crozier has been head of IP at Clarke Willmott […]


MoFo makes first group IP hire with four-strong team

After a search spanning several years, Morrison Foerster has added a four-strong intellectual property litigation team in London. The US firm’s London office has hired a team led by Steven James from Brown Rudnick. James, who starts at MoFo’s offices in the Scalpel on Thursday, was head of the IP practice across Brown Rudnick’s UK […]

Jason Raeburn, Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings lands IP hire from Bakers

Paul Hastings has hired its latest London partner from Baker McKenzie, expanding its intellectual property team. Jason Raeburn joins the ranks of the firm after 12 years at Baker McKenzie. He specialises in intellectual property disputes relating to software development and licensing, cloud, and AI-related implementations. Raeburn also has experience intechnology litigation and product counseling […]


Linklaters lands IP hire from Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost a third partner this year to the magic circle, this time in intellectual property. Paul Joseph joins Linklaters’ global IP practice where he will be based in London. He joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2020 as partner and before that he was at RPC for over 10 years. He started […]


Squires hires first UK head of data protection

Squire Patton Boggs has recruited its first UK head of data protection, information law and cyber security in a bid to grow out the practice. David Naylor joins the firm from Wiggin, where he served as the head of its data protection, information law and cybersecurity practice and was former co-head of its technology practice. […]

Keily Blair

Orrick partner takes new strategy role at OnlyFans

An Orrick partner in London is leaving the firm to join social media platform OnlyFans as its chief strategy and operations officer. Keily Blair is making the move to Orrick’s client OnlyFans, a content subscription service launched in 2016 that enables account holders to monetise their posts. It became marred in controversy last year over […]

Hong Kong

Jones Day partner joins PwC’s Hong Kong firm

PwC’s affiliated Hong Kong law firm has expanded its IP practice with the hire of a long-serving partner from Jones Day. Tiang & Partners, part of PwC Legal’s global network, has appointed Chiang Ling Li as a partner to lead its IP practice. Li joins from Jones Day where she was a partner from 2008. […]

Roundtable: Talking data regulation and ethics with TLT

GDPR was not the final hurdle. The huge effort undertaken by organisations three years ago to bring themselves in line with the framework was part of a perpetual race. GCs and DPOs sit at the middle of a battle between the ever-advancing world of technology and data collection, and the ever-changing world of data regulation […]