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Intellectual Property & Media

We value your brand

What does our work involve?

  • Trade marks, Patents, designs, copyright, confidential information
  • Intellectual Property dispute resolution
  • Trade mark and registered designs, filing and prosecution worldwide
  • Trade mark opposition, cancellation and revocation proceedings
  • Worldwide intellectual property portfolio management and strategic advice
  • Full range of trade mark, company name, app and domain name watching services
  • Product, trade mark and design clearance work
  • Transactional advice and drafting: IP Licences, IP transfers, taking security over IP
  • Reputation management: defamation and trade libel
  • Privacy, personal data and image rights
  • Advertising clearance/making and defending against ASA complaints
  • Social media and website takedowns
  • Domain name management and domain name dispute resolution
  • Company Name Tribunal complaints

Call our experienced Intellectual Property & Media team to find out more.

Why choose Freeths?

Get the full kit and caboodle when it comes to intellectual property, brand and reputation management.

Our team of specialist solicitors and trade mark attorneys provide just that: A fully integrated service focussed on business objectives through proactive protection, defence and exploitation of your intellectual property rights.

Flexible Fees

We provide many of our services on a fixed fee or capped fee basis

One-stop-shop quality service

We offer a one-stop-shop because all our expertise is in one place. That enables us to truly focus on clients’ desired outcomes and their commercial objectives.

What that means is we can provide a fully rounded and joined-up service that is timely, efficient and therefore cost effective.

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Key contacts

Simon Barker

Simon Barker
Partner & Head of Intellectual Property

0345 634 2583

Iona Silverman
Partner

0345 030 5781

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Meet the team

Intellectual Property & Media Lawyers


National Head of Team

Simon Barker

Simon Barker
Partner

0345 634 2583

Simon Barker

Simon Barker
Partner

0345 634 2583

Rebecca Howlett

Rebecca Howlett
Partner

0345 166 6338

Martin Noble
Partner

0345 030 5699

Iona Silverman
Partner

0345 030 5781

Kishan Pattni

Kishan Pattni
Director

0345 070 3811

Jane Kennedy
Managing Associate

0345 009 2059

Michaela Selvester

Michaela Selvester
Managing Associate

0345 077 9662

Joanna Kawalec

Joanna Kawalec
Senior Associate

0345 166 6251

Paul Taylor
Senior Associate

0345 128 7987

Emma Bacon

Emma Bacon
Associate

0345 166 6291

Eleanor Bradberry
Associate

0345 634 2587

Fiona Lawson

Fiona Lawson
Associate

0345 128 7979

Chris Musgrave
Associate

0345 166 6260

Jack Edwards
Executive

0345 274 6945

Charlotte Rafferty
Executive

0345 634 2587

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Testimonials

"Freeths’ IP team has spent time really getting to know our business and brand and what is particularly important to us. The team proactively advise on brand protection, key case law updates that may impact our brand and present their advice in a commercial, pragmatic way."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"Very experienced team in soft IP, in particular trademarks / passing-off, and copyright and designs."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"They have a great understanding of our business and the ability advise us in a commercial and practical way, whilst remaining professional."

(The Legal 500, 2023)

"The firm provide an unparalleled and comprehensive IP service, assisting with multinational projects and complex licensing arrangements."

(The Legal 500, 2022)

A client says: "Freeths' understanding of our assets means we always get an answer that is quick and clear." Another describes this as "a proactive and helpful team."

(Chambers & Partners, 2022)

“Everyone involved provided excellent service..”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

“My case was handled with consummate professionalism, care, sensitivity and thoroughness..”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

“Freeths demonstrated not only a good understanding of our business's needs but also the needs of the in-house legal team..”

(Chambers & Partners, 2023)

"Have developed an excellent understanding of the world within which they offer advice and legal assistance. A long history of working within this sector has developed strong grounding and background/context to allow for good, early decision making."

(The Legal 500, 2022)

"The [IP] team is comprised of a good mix of lawyers and trade mark attorneys so I find that the requirements of the business are well served in one team. There is a good span of experience and I have found the advice to be both timely and commercial." Comments one interviewee. Another source said that Freeths are "great value for money, a responsive and practical team. Not shy to give commercial recommendations."

(The Legal 500, 2021)

Notable Work
  • Successful passing off claim over copycat food label and packaging
  • Successful prosecution of a claim for breach of confidence, copyright infringement and entitlement to foreign patents – litigated and settled in the UK
  • Successful defence over claim to infringement of design rights in footwear
  • Settlement of worldwide trade mark dispute and settlement by co-existence agreement
  • Defence and amicable settlement of claim for breach of confidence and infringement of design and other rights in automotive industry
  • Multiple successful domain name recoveries and Company Names Tribunal actions
  • Agreements for a complex collaboration on the development of a new construction technology

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 12 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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