Intellectual Property Disputes

Our commercial dispute lawyers are experts in advising on and resolving intellectual property (IP) disputes. We advise a wide range of companies and entrepreneurs on strategies to assert and protect their rights over all forms of IP, from copyright and patent to brand, licensing and distribution, helping them to protect and maximise the value of what is, in many businesses, their most valuable asset.

We understand how frustrating and potentially damaging to your business IP infringement can be, costing you time, money and, potentially, your reputation. Our expert IP lawyers have extensive experience in securing judgements and compensation for clients across a range of industries including technology, media, creative, including jewellery and art, and food and drink.

As business moves increasingly online, the risks of IP infringement – and the speed at which it can impact your business – have increased dramatically. IP law is a complex and rapidly evolving field of law, so it’s important that you seek expert advice from an experienced IP specialist as soon as you become aware of any potential infringement. We will help you understand your rights, explore your options and develop the most appropriate strategy to resolve the dispute and protect your rights.

Types of IP infringement

Our commercial dispute experts represent clients in a wide range of IP disputes, including:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Trademark infringement
  • Patent infringement
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Domain name disputes
  • Licensing disputes

Working closely with colleagues in our Corporate & Commercial department and, drawing on a network of third-party experts including patent attorneys, we provide a comprehensive, commercially informed IP dispute resolution service. Whatever challenge you are facing, we can help you find a cost-effective solution that protects your business from IP infringement.

Intellectual property dispute approaches

In many intellectual property disputes, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method such as mediation, expert determination or arbitration, may be the best approach. Our team is highly skilled in all forms of ADR and has used these methods to achieve positive outcomes for clients across a range of disputes and sectors.

However, inevitably, some cases will require court proceedings and when they do, our commercial litigators have the skills and experience to be as robust and aggressive as is required to achieve the best outcomes for your business. Our team has a track record of success in handling complex cases, and we have been involved in notable cases reported in law reports, including disputes involving fiduciary duties and successful costs appeals.


Abi Lutey

Head of Commercial Disputes & Employment

Peter Lamble

Chair & Partner

Fleur Uren


Hayley Blatch

Litigation Executive

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Abi Lutey

Head of Commercial Disputes & Employment

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