Victoria Jones

Year of Call: 2003
Email Address: victoria.jones@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 928 1520 / 020 7583 8055
Clerk Name: David Fielder
Clerk Telephone: 020 7583 8055
Clerk Email: david.fielder@3pb.co.uk

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Intellectual Property 

Victoria is an Intellectual Property specialist. Her IP practice covers all aspects of trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs and breach of confidence. She has extensive experience in the High Court, IPEC and the UKIPO including applications for interim injunctions and other forms of interlocutory relief.

Victoria is particularly well known for her expertise in trade mark and passing off matters. She has acted for several well-known brands in proceedings in the High Court and the IPEC. She also represents and advises clients in relation to proceedings and applications before the UKIPO and the EUIPO. Clients include: Virgin, Victoria’s Secret, Lidl, Cape Plc and The Royal Mint.

Victoria’s copyright and design practice is extensive. Her copyright work encompasses all areas including architect disputes, computer software infringement, musical copyright claims and all related areas such as database rights. She currently represents defendants in a claim for copyright infringement relating to over 3000 artistic works. In relation to designs, Victoria has advised and represented well-known brands in relation to registered and unregistered design right infringement and has recently acted for a leading supplier of hospital equipment and a leading manufacturer of hairstyling equipment.

Victoria also has extensive experience in seeking (and defending applications for) interim relief including interim injunctions, search and seizure orders, freezing orders, inspection orders and applications for pre-action disclosure.

Cases 

  • Royal Mint Ltd v Commonwealth Mint & Philatelic Bureau Ltd [2017] EWHC 417 (Ch)
  • George East Housewares Ltd v Fackelmann GMBH & Co KG and another [2016] EWHC 2476 (IPEC)
  • ‘SOLISPOST’ Trade Mark: BL O/234/26, 12 May 2016 – Invalidity proceedings based upon prior rights and bad faith
  • (1) OOO Abbott (2) Godfrey Victor Chasmer v (1) Econowall UK Ltd (2) Project Consulting & Construction Ltd (3) Smith Brewer Ltd (4) Retail Display Connections Ltd [2016] EWHC 660 (IPEC)
  • Jonathan Malcolm-Green v And So To Bed Ltd [2013] EWHC 4016 (IPEC)
  • Earthworks Environment Ltd v Beale (QBD) LTL 1/3/2013
  • National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Alliance Removals and Storers Ltd and Barrett (September 2011- Patents County Court)
  • Redwood Tree Services Ltd v Warren Aspey t/a Redwood Tree Surgeons [2011] EWPCC 014
  • Freshtime UK Ltd v Wayne [2006] EWHC 3639 (Ch)
  • PPL v Gough [2007] All ER (D) 255 (Oct)
  • Coty Prestige Lancaster Group GmbH and Anor v Beauty Collection (London) Ltd [2007] EWHC 3087 (Ch); [2007] All ER (D) 388

Speaking 

Victoria has been invited to speak at Cambridge University's IP summer school on 18th August 2017.

On 27th June 2017, Victoria gave the following seminar to CITMA:  'A sovereign affair - an update and commentary on the Royal Mint and other cases and some evidentiary tips and tactics'.

Recommendations

'Enjoys a strong reputation in the field for her broad-based knowledge and significant expertise. Her diverse practice covers areas such as passing off, breach of confidence and trade mark disputes.
Strengths: “Excellent in court with a very friendly manner that puts clients at ease. She has an impressive intellect and an excellent eye for detail.” “First-class, she adopts a commercial approach, manages client expectations and is remarkably quick to respond.”'
Chambers UK 2017/Intellectual Property - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

'Victoria Jones of 3PB Barristers is appreciated by solicitors for her "deft handling of difficult lay clients", and is hailed as "personable and pragmatic""
World Trademark Review 1000 2017/Junior Counsel, intellectual property.

'Particularly strong at trade marks and passing-off cases, and someone with a burgeoning reputation in the growing field of online intellectual property. Acts in Bristol and the South West, and is a leading IP figure in the region.
Strengths: "Very strong intellect and very personable. An extremely strong advocate." "Becoming Bristol’s premier IP specialist barrister, providing a very credible alternative to London."'
Chambers UK 2016/Intellectual Property - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

‘She distils complicated legal issues into easily digestible language.’
Legal 500 2016/London Bar, Tier 4, Intellectual property – Leading juniors

'Victoria Jones of 3PB has a great reputation on trademark and passing off matters'
World Trademark Review 1000 2016/intellectual property.

'Bristol-based and quickly establishing a strong following amongst the leading IP solicitors in the South West. She has recently been instructed on a number of significant trade mark and passing-off cases, and is a popular speaker on issues such as online IP.
Expertise: "She is first-rate; she's personable, she gets stuck in, and her knowledge of the law is excellent." "She is very user-friendly and responsive, and clients really like her."'
Chambers UK 2015/Intellectual Property – The Regions (Bar) – Band 1

‘Her technical skills are excellent; she takes complicated issues and explains them succinctly and clearly to lay clients.’
Legal 500 2015/London Bar - Tier 4, Intellectual property – Leading juniors

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) (Law with French)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial IP

Scholarships

  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn)
  • Ethram Scholar (2003)

Professional bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • IP Bar Association

Direct Access

Victoria Jones is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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