Intellectual property

Whether litigation is a strategic concern or a legal reality, Appleyard Lees’ solicitors work alongside our patent and trade mark attorneys to manage the matter in a seamless, efficient way. Our litigation specialists take robust, cost effective and realistic action to protect and support IP rights against infringers, if necessary through the courts.

Several of the world’s most valuable, recognised organisations choose us to manage their IP disputes. Our litigation team is very active in the IPEC, High Court (Appeals), UKIPO (Appeals) and in the Domain Dispute Registries.

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Our cases

Fit Kitchen Ltd & Anor v Scratch Meals Ltd [2020] EWHC 2069 (IPEC)


Pliteq Inc & Anor v iKoustic Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2564 (IPEC)

Trump International Ltd v DTTM Operations LLC [2019] EWHC 769 (Ch)

Other cases include

O/140/21 Walmart Apollo v J &D McGeorge

O/114/21 Guangzhou Nome Brand Management Co., Ltd v Guangzhou Renren Management Consulting Co., Ltd

O/614/20 Humera Kashif v Appscale Limited

O/338/20 Puma v Ronak Hajiyani

O/415/20 Puma v Nike Innovate

O/302/20 Michael Jackson v Unilever

O/218/20 Puma v Lagoniassa

O/778/19 Guangdong Puss Investment v Guangzhou Renren Management Consulting

O/349/18 Platinum Enterprise (UK) Limited v Matza & Co Limited

O/487/17 Toolally v Tissot

O/363/17 Multibrands International v Kimberly-Clark

Case T-824/14 Eveready Battery Company v EUIPO — Hussain and Others (POWER EDGE)

Case T-330/12 The Ltd v OHIM – Intersport France (THE HUT)

Case T 544/11 Spectrum Brands (UK) v OHIM – Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (STEAM GLIDE)

Communisis Plc v The Tall Group of Companies Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 3089 (IPEC) (17 November 2020)

Our IP litigation specialists

Our solicitors represent a variety of clients in litigious IP matters. From start-up companies to large domestic and multinational brands, we help clients navigate what can be a complicated and stressful process, from the moment litigation is threatened, through to resolution of the dispute. Where this involves court action, we help clients achieve the best result for their particular circumstances and commercial objectives

Chris Thomas

IP Solicitor

Appleyard Lees insight on IP litigation

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