Waterfront has retained their tier 3 ranking in the Legal 500 UK for IT & Telecoms. Legal 500 describes our department as providing ‘considered’, ‘focused’ and ‘professional’ advice. Special mentions go to practice head Alison Berryman who is now described as ‘a key name for commercial contracts relating to the supply or procurement of technology’ and Jean-Marc Pettigrew, promoted to partner in 2015, is described as ‘an expert in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts’. David Newton, who has over 20 years’ experience with IT-related contractual and regulatory legal issues, has been added to the mentions this year with reference to long standing client Racing Post.
Piers Strickland and Matthew Harris, who both head up our Intellectual Property & Disputes team, are both highlighted again as leading individuals. Particular mentions are made of ‘first-rate litigator’ Piers who is ‘robust and tough when necessary’. New mentions are made of ‘rising star‘ Anna Ward and Lucy Marlow.
Waterfront Solicitors in London offer a number of legal services with talented intellectual property solicitors, technology solicitors, IT lawyers and more. if you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch to discuss your circumstances.
A recent EU trade mark application for the word mark, PUT PUTIN IN, has been refused by the European Union Intellectual Property Office on the grounds of being contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality. While a fairly straightforward decision, this is a timely reminder…
Late yesterday UK time, it was reported that a lawyer for Twitter had sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg complaining about Meta’s new Threads app. Twitter claimed that it “has serious concerns that Meta Platforms (Meta) has engaged in systematic, wilful and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”.
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