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Fiona Clark

 


Year of call: 1982

Fiona’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law including related contractual and EC matters, breach of confidence and trade libel. However, she has a particular interest in copyright, designs (both registered and unregistered) and trade marks and has extensive experience of product branding and in media and entertainment law. She has also advised in connection with a number of comparative advertising disputes involving high street and internet retailers. Fiona's practice commonly involves cases with significant technical content, particularly in the fields of manufacturing, mechanical and construction engineering, computer software, architectural designs, jewellery and textiles.

In addition to appearing in the High Court and the Patents County Court, Fiona also appears regularly in hearings before the Intellectual Property Office and on appeal to the Appointed Person. She also regularly advises in connection with proceedings pending before OHIM and the OHIM Boards of Appeal, has appeared on appeals to the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union and has represented clients in numerous IP and related mediations.

Fiona is also the Editor of the Fleet Street Reports and the Reports of Patents, Trade Marks and Design Cases (from 2012) and is a contributor to a number of leading practitioner textbooks (including her roles as co-author of the current edition of Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria, The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs and Senior Editor of The Encyclopaedia of UK and European Patent Law) and was invited to take part in various patent and trade mark workshops and seminars as part of the IPR2 co-operation between the European Patent Office and China in 2009 and 2010.

Lectures and Seminars

 These have included

         • Webinar on the Interflora litigation for ITMA in February 2012
         • Participation in the King & Wood Mallesons 2013 and 2014 “Year in Review” trade mark,                  design and copyright seminars

  • “Enforcement and Litigation” at the Law Society Commerce and Industry Group’s Effective Branding Conference and for Simmons & Simmons,
  • “Similar Goods and Services” and “Trade Mark Litigation” for the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute,
  • “Recent Decisions of the Appointed Person and Appeals from the Trade Marks Registry” at ITMA’s 2005 Autumn Conference,
  • “Case Management in the High Court and UKIPO – Counsels’ Perspective” at ITMA’s Autumn 2008 seminar on case management.
  • Seminars in Shanghai and Fuzhou on Patent Enforcement organised by the EPO and SIPO as part of the IPR2 project
  • Various seminars and participation in a workshop on trade mark law reform in Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) organised by the EPO and SIPO as part of the IPR2 project in July 2010.

 

  • What the Directories Say
  • "Very knowledegable"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015

    "Insightful, dedicated and responsive"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2014