Intellectual Property Disputes

Our team has extensive experience in advising clients, from entrepreneurial individuals and ‘start ups’ to international companies, in relation to all aspects of intellectual property. In particular, we advise on the registration, commercial exploitation and organisation and the protection of those rights.

Registration of intellectual property is becoming more and more important for modern businesses and the protection of those rights is essential to recognise their true commercial value. Our team are experienced in the enforcement and defence of all forms of intellectual property rights.

The following are examples of disputes on which we regularly advise:

  • Trade mark infringement
  • Passing off
  • Design right infringement
  • Patent infringement
  • Copyright infringement
  • Domain name disputes
  • Comparative advertising
  • Restrictive covenant infringement and breach of confidence claims
  • Software and IT disputes
  • Breach of Non-Disclosure Agreement disputes
  • Assignment and Licensing of Intellectual Property disputes

If you would like further information please contact us on 023 8033 4661 or click below to send an email.


The IP team at the ‘excellent, responsive and value for money’ Coffin Mew LLP is headed by Mark O’Halloran, who ‘responds quickly, is extremely knowledgeable and can quickly cut to the chase of any matter’. O’Halloran’s client base spans household name food services businesses, agile management consultancies and specialist retail installations. Other key team members are contentious IP expert Ian Dawes and recommended senior associate Rebecca West. Recent highlights include leading a negotiation on behalf of E-Crunch over brand rights and an amicable settlement, and defending voice and video communications specialist DV02 against invalidity proceedings brought by O2 Worldwide.

Legal 500, 2019