Litigation

Assessing risk, setting strategy and taking the lead on some of the most complex, novel or business-critical cases around the world.

Patent litigation

Patent litigation

Our patent litigation practice combines technical expertise covering all the major scientific and engineering disciplines, with an unrivalled depth and breadth of litigation experience.

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Brands, designs & copyright

Brands, designs & copyright

Our brands team have extensive experience in protecting brands, designs, copyrights, databases, domain names and related rights, and work closely with clients across a range of industry sectors.

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Commercial & technology

Commercial & technology

Our commercial & technology disputes team are not only known for their ability to get to grips with demanding and technically difficult disputes, but have worked on some of the largest cases in technology, life sciences and intellectual property.

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Competition litigation

Competition litigation

Our competition team have long experience in disputes, whether in making or defending claims for damages, dealing with competition law defences to IP infringement claims or handling appeals from regulatory decisions.

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Data breaches and cyber security

Data breaches and cyber security

Our highly experienced data protection team can assist with the immediate response and containment of a security incident, notifying authorities, as well the longer-term impact, including any follow on litigation.

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SEP/FRAND disputes

SEP/FRAND disputes

With our leading high-tech patent litigation and competition law practices, and over a decade’s experience in leading cases, we are uniquely placed to advise both patent owners and implementers alike.

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Media disputes

Media disputes

We advise media and technology companies on disputes relating to published content. Our team comprises of experts with a passion for media law and the experience to back it up.

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Judicial review

Judicial review

We have long experience in representing clients in judicial review proceedings (or preliminary matters) related to decisions from virtually all regulatory bodies relevant to the life sciences sector in domestic and European contexts.

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What others say

“Bristows has brilliant IP lawyers that understand the intricacies of patent disputes and transactions, particularly in the TMT and life sciences sectors.”

MIP IP Stars, 2020

“Bristows is a unique top-tier law firm for IP work in the UK”

MIP IP Stars, 2020

The firm “always looks to provide solutions and alternate ways to achieve the right outcomes.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

“the firm’s “collaborative approach,” its “strong foundational knowledge of outsourcing” and the fact that it is “willing to embrace and incorporate new concepts” are key assets during international projects”.

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

The team has “great insight into the tech sector and deep knowledge of the industry.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

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