Sara Witton


Sara deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters including IP litigation in UK and EU Courts, domain name disputes and company name disputes, as well as advising brands in relation to advertising, anti-counterfeiting and strategies for social media and online infringements.

Recent litigation experience includes successfully defending Glebe Farm in the widely publicised trade mark infringement and passing off claim brought by Oatly AB in relation to Glebe Farm’s PureOaty product and obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal Order for a client, resulting in a third party being required to disclose details of an alleged infringer. In addition, Sara has successfully defended a client in the High Court Shorter Trial Scheme in an action for infringement of both registered and unregistered UK and community design rights. She has also successfully represented clients at the UK Court of Appeal.

In addition to her experience in private practice, Sara has also completed secondments with several high-profile clients, including a luxury goods holding company and a multinational digital entertainment company, where she provided intellectual property advice and assisted with brand protection matters. This has provided her with valuable commercial experience in the TMT and consumer product sectors.

Sara completed her training contract at Bristows, gaining exposure to a number of other practice areas at the firm including EU & competition, patent litigation, commercial IP/IT and data protection.


  • MA Geography and International Relations, University of St Andrews
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Intellectual Property Law & Practice, University of Oxford
  • GDL and LPC – College of Law
  • Qualified 2018


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