Simon Clark


Simon specialises in copyright and design rights, database rights, trade marks, passing off, domain names and breach of confidence. As a litigator he has acted for clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Court of Justice of the EU, as well as in the Copyright Tribunal and the IP Enterprise Court, including appearing as a Solicitor Advocate. He also manages international brand portfolios for clients.

He is particularly active for clients in the design industry, including some of the country’s leading furniture, textile, fashion and product design companies.

Simon also specialises in online intellectual property issues, such as representing the NLA and six of the national newspapers in the proceedings brought against Meltwater and the PRCA on copyright in newspaper headlines, summaries and internet browsing, which went to the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court and the Copyright Tribunal.

Simon is an Appointed Person, a judicial role hearing trade mark appeals from the UKIPO, is the Honorary Secretary of BLACA (the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association), a member of INTA’s EU Design Reform Task Force and the INTA Rights of Publicity Committee, a tutor on the Oxford IP Diploma course, the co-author of “Intellectual Property”, a text book published by Palgrave MacMillan, currently in its sixth edition and sits on the Advisory Panel of Intellectual Property Magazine.


  • LLB Hons, Cardiff University 1989
  • Qualified 1992
  • Partner 2000
  • Solicitor Advocate

What others say

Simon Clark is "very knowledgeable" Chambers and Partners 2020
Simon "Clark is one of the well established IP lawyers in the market for copyright and designs advice" MIP IP Stars, 2020
Simon is “one of the best UK trademark and design lawyers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with” WTR 1000, 2020
“bright and likeable" WTR 1000, 2020
"Simon Clark is recommended for commercial and contentious matters concerned with copyright, designs and trade marks. He regularly appears before the courts and the Copyright Tribunal as a solicitor advocate, and manages international trade mark portfolios for well-known brands." Chambers and Partners 2019
Simon Clark "is an expert in trade mark designs and litigation". Legal 500 2019
Simon Clark is "a 'super-bright, thorough and hardworking all-rounder' and specialist litigator". WTR, 2019
Simon Clark joined from Berwin Leighton Paisner in May 2017. He is a "very bright and really enthusiastic" IP specialist noted for trade mark and copyright litigation. He is also experienced at domain name, design right and misuse of confidential information disputes. Chambers and Partners 2018

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