Name: Simon Chapman
Law firm: Lewis Silkin
Simon Chapman, a partner at Lewis Silkin, qualified in 1991
and since then has shaped a career specialising in all aspects
of intellectual property with particular emphasis on trademarks,
passing off, designs, copyright and the protection of confidential
information. He has extensive experience of advising brand
owners in relation to infringement online. His notable recent
cases include Coward v Ikos, Lush v Amazon, Jack Wills v House
of Fraser, and Enterprise Holdings v Europcar.
Name: Simon Clark
Law firm: Berwin Leighton Paisner
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Simon Clark is head of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s
intellectual property group and has a wide range
of experience in IP law such as copyright, designs, patents,
trademarks, passing off and breach of confidence. He is associated
with many IP organisations, and is currently the secretary of the
British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association. He sits on the
INTA trademark reporter committee.
Name: Jonathan Clegg
Law firm: Cleveland Scott York
Jonathan Clegg is a partner at Cleveland Scott
York and focuses his practice on management of
trademark portfolios, contentious matters and negotiations. As part of
his practice, Clegg helps to set up and maintain commercially relevant
opposition strategies for his clients, as well as handling oppositions
and appeals across many jurisdictions. According to Cleveland Scott
York’s website, his clients praise him for his “grounded approach and
his clear focus on practical and workable solutions”.
Name: Simon Cohen
Law firm: Taylor Wessing
Simon Cohen has been a partner at Taylor Wessing since 1996
and has experience in all areas of intellectual property law. He
focuses his practice on patent litigation, often advising clients in
the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. A notable case
includes acting for Hospira in 2014 against Genentech in relation
Name: Katie Coltart
Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis
Katie Coltart is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and a
member of the firm’s IP litigation team in London.
She has advised clients in patent litigations in areas including
biologics, diagnostics, telecommunications, and consumer goods.
Her previous clients include Pfizer, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline.
She has also represented a leading telecommunications company
in a FRAND/standard-essential patent action.
Name: Helen Conlan
Law firm: Bird & Bird
Helen Conlan’s practice focuses on contentious intellectual
property matters and she has particular experience in disputes
relating to copyright, trade secrets, and in pan-European patent
litigation. She represents clients in the media, telecommunications,
financial services and IT industries. Her notable cases include
Nokia v InterDigital and Smith International v Halliburton Energy
Services. She is also an officer of the IP and entertainment law
committee of the International Bar Association.
Name: Iain Connor
Law firm: Pinsent Masons
Iain Connor’s career has included his prosecution
of many of the UK’s most high-profile intellectual
property cases. His experience extends to courts in the EU,
including the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). His
notable cases before these courts include Interflora v Marks &
Spencer—a trademark infringement case relating to the use of
‘Interflora’ as an AdWord in Google’s advertising programme—
and L’Oréal v Bellure, the first trademark case dealing with unfair
advantage before the CJEU.
Name: Adam Cooke
Law firm: DLA Piper
Adam Cooke joined DLA Piper UK in 2012 and
has more than 25 years’ experience in intellectual
property law. He focuses on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation,
particularly in the life sciences sector. He recently represented
International Stem Cell Corporation in its successful appeal
to the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the
patentability of stem cells derived from unfertilised human eggs.
Cooke’s other notable cases include Wellcome v Genentech,
Gerber v Lectra and Regeneron v Kymab & Novo Nordisk.
Name: Neville Cordell
Law firm: Allen & Overy
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Neville Cordell has experience in patent,
trademark, passing off, domain name, copyright,
design and confidential information disputes. He often presents
cases before the English High Court, Court of Appeal and the
Court of Justice of the European Union. Cordell was admitted
as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1996 after graduating with
a BEng in aerospace systems engineering at the University of
Southampton. He has represented clients in a wide variety of
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