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            Ed Meikle

            Partner // Head of Retail Group

            Ed advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, especially advising businesses in retail, food, sport and consumer products on the development, commercialisation and protection of their brands and technology.

            Ed advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular advising businesses in retail, food, sport and consumer products on the development, commercialisation and protection of their brands and technology. He provides strategic advice to many household names, acting for national and multinational businesses, as well as fast-growth SMEs.

            “Ed Meikle has a broad practice which takes in transactions and disputes involving all core IP rights, and acts largely for clients in consumer products, food and drink, retail and sports. Clients say: ‘He is fantastic - always helpful and always approachable.’” Chambers UK (2017)

            Recent work includes advising on:

            • copycat packaging, new product development and design right
            • trade mark infringement, passing off and copyright infringement
            • cyber threats, including phishing, website cloning and fraud
            • reputation management, social media and digital marketing
            • sponsorship, naming rights and ambush marketing
            • patent infringement, entitlement and validity
            • rebranding, trade mark clearance searching and brand protection
            • supply chain and parallel importing
            • comparative advertising
            • IP licensing including transfer pricing 

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