Leading specialist barristers advising on the full range of Intellectual Property disputes
Members of our intellectual property group are all specialists with substantial experience in advising and representing clients in disputes relating to all areas of IP and related rights with the core work involving registered trade marks, passing off, copyright, patents, designs and confidential information. Other areas include media and entertainment and information technology.
Our intellectual property barristers frequently represent clients in the IPEC, High Court, UKIPO, Appointed Person and appellate courts and are often involved in leading cases in their field. We are able to respond quickly when urgent/interim relief is needed and can advise clients on the best ways of achieving their desired results.
We offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Bournemouth and Winchester. Our clients range from International corporations and some of the world’s leading brands to individuals and SMEs.
Specialist areas include:
- Trade marks & Passing off
- Design rights
- Confidential information
Victoria JonesVictoria JonesCall: 2003 is a talented and experienced junior who specialises in trade mark and passing-off disputes, on behalf of a premium clientele. Market sources praise her courtroom presence and her expert advice.
Strengths: "She is personable and friendly, with an excellent understanding of IP law and practice and an ability to explain complex issues in plain English. She is a formidable opponent." "She is very easy to speak to, very knowledgeable on trade marks and very diligent."
Chambers UK 2022/Intellectual Property/The Regions Bar
Chambers UK 2022/Intellectual Property/London Bar
Nicole BollardNicole BollardCall: 2012 is increasingly recognised for her broad expertise in a range of contentious IP matters. She frequently assists a broad array of clients in trade mark and passing-off disputes and offers experience acting before the IPEC.
Strengths: "She's really collaborative, available and personable." "She is very forthright, her advocacy is brilliant and she is very good with clients."
Recent work: Represented Abcot UK Limited against a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in relation to the sale of boiler pumps in the IPEC.
Chambers UK 2022/Intellectual Property/The Regions Bar
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3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) breaks another record in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 81 accolades. The national set is rewarded with rankings in 18 areas of law, in the London Bar as well as in the South Eastern, Western and Midlands Circuits and exceptional comments on its service delivery, including praise for its “sublime service” and its "ability to manage matters in a professional and comprehensive manner second...Continue reading
3PB’s specialist Intellectual Property barrister Victoria Jones (pictured here) has successfully represented her client, the Applicant, in defeating an opposition in relation to an application made to register the mark “CERAD”. The opposition in question was based on sections 3(1)(b) and (c) with the key argument being that the mark was a well-known acronym which described the relevant services and was therefore descriptive and non-distinctive. The decision is useful in terms of providing an insight as...Continue reading
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report this year again an outstanding number of rankings - totalling 145 - in the Legal 500 2024’s edition published today, a 12% increase on last year’s 130. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 areas of law. 3PB is also ranked in...Continue reading
3PB Barristers’ (3 Paper Buildings) specialist intellectual property barrister Mark Wilden (pictured here) has written for The Barrister on fighting against unjustified intellectual property takedown complaints in online platforms such as Amazon, eBay and YouTube. In his piece, “Rebalancing the scale: fighting back against meritless IP takedown complaints”, Mark explores three recent cases in which baseless complaints about alleged patent and copyright infringement have resulted in loss of income to individual sellers/content creators. Because sites such...Continue reading
3PB is delighted to confirm that specialist Intellectual Property Law barrister Victoria Jones will be talking at the White Paper’s Trade Marks Law conference on Wednesday 24/5 in London. The day conference will focus on “Trade Marks Law & Practice: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Advice for your Clients” and feature specialist IP practitioners as its speakers at London’s Caledonian Club. Victoria’s talk will consider “How do you distinguish and differentiate in 'indirect confusion' cases,...Continue reading
Timelines And Translations: Copyright Protection Of Historical Research in Pasternak v Prescott  EWHC 2695 (Ch)
3PB’s Mark Wilden discusses the case of Pasternak v Prescott  EWHC 2695 (Ch) and explores how the case illustrates the intricacies of copyright protection of historical research. The case, which saw Anna Pasternak bring copyright infringement proceedings against Lara Prescott for the use of her research (published in 2016) in Prescott’s fictionalised book, “The Secrets We Kept”, published in 2019. Mark recounts the key aspects of the case, which was split into a “selection...Continue reading
3PB (3 Paper Buildings) are delighted to announce that intellectual property and commercial litigation barrister Nicole Bollard (pictured here) has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a part-time Deputy District Judge (DDJ) on the Western Circuit to preside on civil cases. Nicole is a specialist intellectual property (IP) expert who is regularly instructed in cases in the High Court, IPEC and the UKIPO. Nicole’s practice covers all areas of IP and she has...Continue reading
3PB intellectual property barrister Mark Wilden analyses Genius Sports Technologies Ltd v Soft Construct (Malta) Ltd  EWHC 2637 (Ch). In the case, which took place earlier this month, the judge – Mr Justice Marcus Smith – departed from the Business & Property Courts disclosure regime, instead ordering the adoption of “massive overdisclosure”. Mark examines the judgment and how rather than burdening litigants and causing “eyeball review”, technology means that “this judgment gives something of...Continue reading
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) has been awarded a record number of rankings in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners with a total of 73 accolades for its barristers. The national heavyweight chambers achieves its rankings in London, South Eastern, Western and the Midlands - in 18 categories of law. Earlier this year, 3PB also celebrated its first ranking in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide. Click here to view the full results...Continue reading
3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings), the UK's third largest chambers, is delighted to report its best rankings yet - totalling 130 - in the Legal 500 2023’s edition published last night, up 12% on last year’s 116. The set has achieved its rankings across 5 large UK regions - or Circuits (London, South Eastern, Western, Midlands and Chester and Wales) - in 21 categories of law. Earlier this year, 3PB also celebrated its first rankings...Continue reading
Mark Wilden becomes a tenant at 3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings). He specialises in Intellectual Property, having worked on high profile IP matters for clients including Apple, BBC, Ferrari, Google, Microsoft, Next, Peloton and Tesco. He also worked for a year with Carpmaels & Ransford LLP as a legal assistant on a range of matters including pharmaceutical patents in Fibrogen v Akebia  EWHC 866 (Pat), protection of design rights in consumable parts of complex...Continue reading
Specialist Intellectual Property barrister Victoria Jones has given a talk for White Paper Conferences called "How potent are the "own name," "intervening rights", and "non-use" defences for alleged infringers, supported by case law and practical examples?” The talk is available to buy up until 1 September and carries five CPD points. A discount is available for 3PB clients and contacts via this link. Please find a clip from the talk here:Continue reading
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