Disputes & Trademarks

  • Location
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Salary
    £80000 - £110000 per annum
  • Expiry Date

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with trade mark, design and copyright cases, as well other IP-related disputes, including:
  • pre-action advisory work
  • infringement and cancellation proceedings before IPEC, High Court and Patents Court (designs)
  • oppositions and cancellation proceedings at the UKIPO
  • alternative dispute resolution procedures (e.g. mediation)
  • co-ordinating foreign proceedings and liaising with overseas counsel
  • anti-counterfeiting work including Customs/Trading Standards actions, online take downs
  • domain name disputes (e.g. Nominet and UDRP)
  • Company Names Tribunal cases
  • Negotiating and drafting settlement and co-existence agreements
  • Provide commercial law advice, drafting and advising on commercial contracts with an IP angle, including:
  • licence and assignment agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • due diligence
  • Assisting with non-IP contentious matters, for example, relating to consumer law
  • Participate in business development

Person Specification:


  • Degree level education and Graduate Diploma in Law (if applicable)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford (desirable)


  • 2 – 4 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of contentious soft IP litigation before the IPEC, High Court or Patents Court (designs)

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with both colleagues and clients
  • Languages would be beneficial

If you would like to be considered please send your CV to charlottepember@taylorroot.com

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