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 IP Enterprise Court and the Copyright Tribunal, including appearing as a Solicitor Advocate. He also manages several 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.
He also specialises in online intellectual property issues, including 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.
Simon is the Honorary Secretary of BLACA (the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association), a member of the Designs Committee of INTA, a tutor on the Oxford IP Diploma course and the co-author of Intellectual Property, a text book published by Palgrave MacMillan, currently in its sixth edition. He is also a contributor to the Trade Mark Handbook and sits on the Advisory Panel of Intellectual Property Magazine.
- LLB Hons, Cardiff University 1989
- Qualified 1992
- Partner 2000
- Solicitor Advocate
- Intellectual Property - Chambers and Partners (2019/2018)
- Commercial Litigation - Legal 500 (2019/2018/2017)
- Brand Management - Legal 500 (2019/2018)
- Intellectual Property - Legal 500 (2019/2018)
- Media and Entertainment - Legal 500 (2019/2018)
- PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - Legal 500 (2019/2018)
- Trade Mark Litigation - Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2019/2018)
- Litigation - World Trademark Review (2019)
"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 2019/2018
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