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Jessie Bowhill

 


Year of call: 2003

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Described in the Directories as “a fierce advocate who is very intelligent, straight-talking and no-nonsent” Jessie specialises in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on the law of trade marks and passing off, copyright, design right, and breach of confidence.

Jessie’s considerable expertise as a classical pianist gives her the edge in musical copyright cases and she has become the go-to Junior in this area of law. High profile music cases include Fisher v Brooker, a case concerning ownership of the musical copyright in the 1967 hit song “A Whiter Shade of Pale” where Jessie appeared in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords (as it then was) for Gary Brooker and his record company; and Peer Music v Termidor & Editoria Musica de Cuba, a case concerning the rights to the compositions of various well-known Cuban composers and, in particular, the ownership of the reversionary interests. Jessie is currently representing an internationally renowned singer/songwriter in a major copyright dispute involving one of the biggest British hit songs from the late 1970s. As well as musicians, Jessie also regularly represents broadcasters, film makers, production companies, publishers, academics, artists and well known individuals in copyright and related claims more widely. A recent example includes acting for ITV in a claim relating to liability for on-line streaming of free-to-air tv broadcasts and the interpretation of “communication to the public” (ITV v TV Catchup).

Jessie has extensive experience of copyright disputes relating to television formats having acted for among others Simon Cowell in the Pop Idol/ X factor litigation, and ITV in a claim relating to the format of "The Only Way is Essex"("TOWIE"). Jessie has appeared in Geneva under the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media.

Other recent copyright trials of significance include Mitchell v British Broadcasting Corporation, where Jessie appeared as sole Counsel for the BBC in a dispute over the designs for a group of characters in the animated children’s TV programme "Kerwhizz"; and University of Southampton & Howlett v Mohtasham, a three week harassment and malicious falsehood trial arising out of allegations of copyright infringement made against leading academics in the field of nuclear non-proliferation.

Jessie has an extensive trade marks practice, appearing regularly in the Trade Marks Registry and appeals to the Appointed Person, as well as in appeals to the General Court. Clients have included BskyB, VISA, The Union, the proprietors of the ZARA clothing brand, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the proprietors of the FABERGE brand, Sony, Burberry, Monsoon, Barclays, Virgin and B&Q. Recent trials of note include Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell (Grantham) Ltd, a 5 day trade mark infringement and passing off trial in the High Court relating to pet food, where Jessie appeared as sole Counsel for the successful Defendant. Other recent trade mark trials include W3 v EasyGroup Ltd (a case involving the famous EASY marks);NOCN v OCN Credit4Learning (a case involving education charities); IPC v Media 10, a trade mark trial concerning concurrent rights, and Fine & Country Ltd & Ors v Okotoks Ltd & Ors where Jessie acted for a chain of well known estate agents in a two week trial in the High Court.

In the field of designs Jessie recently won a convincing victory for the Claimant as sole counsel in a trial concerning the designs of plastic lockers (Action Storage v Fletcher Europe). The Judgment is notable for the Judge’s recommendation that future litigants in design right cases adopt comparative design charts similar to those devised by Jessie for her Closing. Other design right cases have covered designer clothing, footwear, bottles, airline seats, plastic salad bowls, machinery for making pizzas, fan coil units, conservatories and a straw for turning milk into flavoured milk upon use.

Patent highlights include appearing before the House of Lords in Conor v Angiotech, where she acted for the comptroller in the patentee's appeal against the revocation of a patent relating to taxol-coated stents for the treatment of restenosis. In further patent highlights she acted in an entitlement action in the field of gas injection moulding - a complex case that had been ongoing for 20 years and raised issues such as res judicata, limitation, breach of confidence, fraud and perjury (Cinpres v Melea). Jessie was successful in that case in obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions against the defendant and third parties, acting as sole Counsel. Jessie has experience of the Irish High Court, having appeared in a two-week patent infringement trial concerning Lipitor, the world's largest selling pharmaceutical (Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited v Warner Lambert Company).

Jessie appears regularly in the applications court and is experienced in obtaining without notice search orders and freezing orders, including orders against persons unknown ("John Doe" Orders).

Media and Entertainment

Jessie’s considerable expertise as a classical pianist gives her the edge in musical copyright cases and she has become the go to Junior in this area of law. She is currently representing an internationally renowned singer/songwriter in a major copyright dispute involving one of the biggest British hit songs from the late 1970s. Jessie has seen House of Lords action in Fisher v Brooker & Onward Music, which was a claim brought by the organist in Procul Harum over ownership of the musical copyright in the famous 1967 song “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Judgments available). Further music related cases of significance include Peer Music v Termidor & Editoria Musica de Cuba, a case concerning the rights to the compositions of various well-known Cuban composers and, in particular, the ownership of the reversionary interests. Other highlights range from IPC v Highbury Publishing (a three-week copyright trial concerning the rival magazines IDEAL HOME and HOME - Judgment available), to Mitchell v British Broadcasting Corporation (a copyright dispute concerning the designs for a group of characters in the animated children’s TV programme “Kerwhizz” - Judgment available) to 19 TV v Simon Cowell & Others (TV format dispute concerning X-Factor and Pop Idol). Other “format” cases include Brian Belo v ITV and Lime Pictures, a claim relating to the format of “The Only Way is Essex” (“TOWIE”) and a confidential dispute in which Jessie appeared in Geneva under the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media. In addition, Jessie maintains a substantial trade mark registry workload, particularly where TV companies are concerned.

Music

Moylett v Geldof* & anr (2016)

This is a claim for ownership of the copyright in the hit song “I Don’t Like Mondays”, recorded and released by the Boomtown Rats in 1979, in which Jessie is representing Sir Bob Geldof.

Fisher v Brooker & Onward Music [2008] EWCA Civ 287, [2008] FSR 26; [2009] 1 WLR 1764 (HL)

Appeal to the Court of Appeal and subsequently the House of Lords in a case concerning ownership of the musical copyright in the famous song “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, as originally recorded by the group Procol Harum in 1967. The appeals concerned the equitable doctrines of estoppel, acquiescence, laches, and raised questions under Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights. Judgments available.

Peer Music v Termidor & Editoria Musica de Cuba (2004 – 2005)

This case arose out of the success of Cuban music following the film Buena Vista Social Club and concerned the rights to the compositions of various well-known Cuban composers, in particular the ownership of the reversionary interests.

Publications

IPC v Media 10 Ltd* [2013] EWHC 3796 (IPEC)

Trade mark infringement and passing off claim relating to the defendant's IDEAL HOME SHOW and the claimant's IDEAL HOME magazine and the parties’ concurrent rights. Judgments available.
 

IPC v Highbury Publishing* [2005] FSR 20

Three-week copyright trial before Laddie J. concerning the rival magazines IDEAL HOME and HOME. The complaint related to the artistic copyright in the design and layout of the front cover and some of the internal articles of IDEAL HOME, which was alleged to have been infringed by the Defendant in producing HOME.

Broadcasting

Abot Hamieri Communication Group* v Banijay Group & Ors (2016)

TV format dispute relating to the format of “Are You Smarter Than The Crowd” and alleged copyright infringement in the UK and Denmark.

Geneva Mediation (2016)
Acted for the rights owner in relation to a format dispute that was mediated under the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media.
 

Brian Belo & ors v Lime Pictures Ltd* and ITV Plc* (2013)

Copyright infringement and breach of confidence claim relating to the format of the TV show “The Only Way is Essex”.

Michael Mitchell v British Broadcasting Corp* [2011] EWPCC 42

Copyright infringement trial in the Patents County Court (now IPEC) relating to the designs for a group of characters appearing in the animated tv programme for children “Kerwhizz”. The claimant alleged that the BBC had copied, consciously or subconsciously, designs that had been sent to the BBC in 2008. The BBC denied copying and claimed that the alleged similarities were at such a high level of generality that they would not in any event amount to a substantial part. Judgment for the BBC. Judgment available.

ITV Broadcasting* and ors* v TV Catch Up (Case C-607/11) [2010] EWHC 3036 (Ch); [2011] FSR 16

Copyright infringement trial (and subsequent reference to the CJEU) relating to the live internet streaming of television programmes on a website. Judgment available.

19 TV v Simon Cowell* & ors (2005)

Copyright infringement case relating to the two well-known talent finding shows “Pop Idol” and “The X-Factor” in which the claimant contended that the broadcasting of “The X-Factor” infringed the copyright in “Pop Idol”.
 

Copyright, Database Rights, Design Rights and Confidential Information

Jessie’s considerable expertise as a classical pianist gives her the edge in musical copyright cases and she has become the go to Junior in this area of law. She is currently representing an internationally renowned singer/songwriter in a major copyright dispute involving one of the biggest British hit songs from the late 1970s. Jessie has seen House of Lords action in Fisher v Brooker & Onward Music, which was a claim brought by the organist in Procul Harum over ownership of the musical copyright in the famous 1967 song “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Judgments available). Further music related cases of significance include Peer Music v Termidor & Editoria Musica de Cuba, a case concerning the rights to the compositions of various well-known Cuban composers and, in particular, the ownership of the reversionary interests. Other highlights range from IPC v Highbury Publishing (a three-week copyright trial concerning the rival magazines IDEAL HOME and HOME - Judgment available), to Mitchell v British Broadcasting Corporation (a copyright dispute concerning the designs for a group of characters in the animated children’s TV programme “Kerwhizz” - Judgment available) to 19 TV v Simon Cowell & Others (TV format dispute concerning X-Factor and Pop Idol). Other “format” cases include Brian Belo v ITV and Lime Pictures, a claim relating to the format of “The Only Way is Essex” (“TOWIE”) and a confidential dispute in which Jessie appeared in Geneva under the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media.. In addition, Jessie maintains a substantial trade mark registry workload, particularly where TV companies are concerned. Jessie has experience of the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media, having represented a rights holder in Geneva earlier in the year under these new rules.

Action Storage Systems Ltd* v G-Force Europe & anr [2016] EWHC 3151 (IPEC)

Jessie won a convincing victory for the claimant in a two day IPEC trial relating to unregistered design rights subsisting in the shape and configuration of plastic lockers. The Judgment is notable for the comments of the Judge concerning future conduct of unregistered design right cases and in particular his recommendation that litigants prepare design and infringement charts similar to the ones Jessie prepared for her closing skeleton. (Judgment available).

Moylett v Geldof* & anr
(2016)

This is a claim for ownership of the musical copyright in the hit song “I Don’t Like Mondays”, recorded and released by the Boomtown Rats in 1979 in which Jessie is representing Sir Bob Geldof.
 

Abot HamieriCommunication Group* v Banijay Group & Ors (2016)

TV format dispute relating to the format of “Are You Smarter Than The Crowd” and alleged copyright infringement in the UK and Denmark.


Geneva Mediation (2016)

Acted for the rights owner in relation to a format dispute that was mediated under the new WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media.


Brian Belo & ors v Lime Pictures Ltd* and ITV Plc *(2013)

Copyright infringement and breach of confidence claim relating to the format of the TV show “The Only Way is Essex”. (TOWIE).

University of Southampton* & Howlett* v Mohtasham [2012] EWHC 1630 (QB)

Three week trial in the Queen’s Bench Division. The defendant had over the course of eight years published allegations throughout the world that the University of Southampton and leading academics in the field of nuclear non-proliferation had plagiarised her work, and discriminated against her on the grounds of race and sex. In his Judgment of 8 November 2012 Deputy Judge Pittaway QC held that the defendant’s allegations were false and made maliciously, and amounted to harassment and intimidation of the individuals concerned. 

A Khan Design Ltd v Horsley* & ors* [2012]

Registered design right trial in the Patents County Court (now IPEC) in the field of alloy car wheels.

Michael Mitchell v British Broadcasting Corp* [2011] EWPCC 42

Copyright infringement trial in the Patents County Court (now IPEC) relating to the designs for a group of characters appearing in the animated tv programme for children “Kerwhizz”. The claimant alleged that the BBC had copied, consciously or subconsciously, designs that had been sent to the BBC in 2008. The BBC denied copying and claimed that the alleged similarities were at such a high level of generality that they would not in any event amount to a substantial part. Judgment for the BBC. Judgment available.

ITV Broadcasting* and ors* v TV Catch Up (Case C-607/11) [2010] EWHC 3036 (Ch); [2011] FSR 16

Copyright infringement trial (and subsequent reference to the CJEU) relating to the live internet streaming of television programmes on a website. Judgment available

GHAM v First Dragon* (2010-2011)

Unregistered design right case in the field of ladies’ clothing.

Manufacturing Systems Association* v Strand Transport Services & ors (2009-2010)


Copyright infringement claim relating to software for controlling and organising the use of vehicles, drivers and the delivery of loads. Successful application for a third party costs order against the Director of defendant company following successful striking out of the defendant’s counterclaim.

SB Components* v Priden Engineering (2009)

Ex-employee breach of confidence claim involving the manufacture of bespoke aluminium components for commercial vehicles.

Anson Packaging* v Sovereign & ors (2009)

Claim for unregistered design right infringement in relation to the design and manufacture of plastic packaging.

Fisher v Brooker* & Onward Music* [2008] EWCA Civ 287, [2008] FSR 26

Two-day appeal concerning ownership of the musical copyright in the famous song “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, as originally recorded by the group Procol Harum in 1967. The appeal concerned the equitable doctrines of estoppel, acquiescence, laches, and raised questions under Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights. Judgments available

Smith’s Environmental Fan Coils Ltd Design Right Reference (2007) (0/042/08)

Hearing in the Patent Office in a reference under section 246 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 concerning alleged unregistered designs in a fan coil unit.

Ultraframe* v Eurocell [2005] RPC 7; [2005] RPC 36 (CA)

Patent and unregistered design right case concerning the construction of conservatory roofs. Acted in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Judgment available.

19 TV v Simon Cowell* & Ors (2005)

This case concerned the two well-known talent finding show “Pop Idol” and “The X-Factor” in which the claimant contended that the broadcasting of “The X-Factor” infringed the copyright in “Pop Idol”.

Unistraw Asset Holding* v Nestlé (2005-2006).

Unregistered Community design right infringement and breach of confidence claim and relating to the “SIPAHH” Straw – a straw that turns milk into flavoured milk on use.

Amanda Bunn* v Packshot Factory & Others (2005)

Action for breach of confidence and copyright infringement in which the defendants submitted to judgment and the claimant was awarded indemnity costs.

IPC v Highbury Publishing* [2005] FSR 20

Three week copyright infringement trial before Laddie J. concerning the rival magazines IDEAL HOME and HOME. The complaint related to the artistic copyright in the design and layout of the front cover and some of the internal articles of IDEAL HOME, which was alleged to have been infringed by the defendant in producing HOME. Judgment available

The Burnden Group v Ultraframe* (2004-2005)

Patent infringement action concerning components used to construct conservatory roofs at different pitches.

Trade Marks and Passing Off

Highlights include W3 v EasyGroup Ltd, a 10 day High Court trial concerning the famous EASY marks; Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell ( Grantham) Ltd, a 5 day High Court trial concerning pet food;Julius Samann Ltd & Others v Tetrosyl Limited, a trade mark infringement and passing off trial concerning the well-known Magic Tree air freshener (Judgment available). Jessie also acted in GAP v Gap Sports and others, a case concerning the well-known high street retailer. Other cases of interest include Danfoss Randall Limited v Persons Unknown which was unusual in as far as it related to identity theft involving trade mark infringement and passing off. She recently acted for a well-known chain of estate agents in a two week trade mark and passing off trial in the High Court (Fine & Country v Okotoks, Judgment available), and for Media 10 in a trial concerning the IDEAL HOME SHOW and the IDEAL HOME magazine (Judgment available)


W3 v EasyGroup Ltd* (2017)

Complex trade mark dispute concerning the EASY marks which culminated in a two week High Court trial infrong of Arnold J. Judgment is awaited.

NOCN* v OCN Credit4Learning
[2015] EWHC 2667 (IPEC)

IPEC trial concerning educational charities and the distinctiveness and ownership of various marks used by members of the NOCN over the course of the last two decades. NOCN alleged infringement of various registered trade marks and passing off, while the Defendant counterclaimed for revocation of the marks. The validity of the majority of its registered marks was upheld and NOCN was awarded an injunction against the Defendant. (Judgment available)

Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell (Grantham) Ltd* [2015] EWHC 256 (Ch)

This was a 5 day trade mark infringement and passing off trial in the High Court before Arnold J where Jessie acted as sole Counsel for the Defendant. The claim concerned the use by the Defendant of the word SUPREME in relation to pet food and raised the issues of concurrent rights, use of a descriptive indication in accordance with honest business practices, and validity of laudatory Marks. Judgment available here.

IPC Media Ltd v Media 10*
[2013]EWHC 3796 (IPEC)

Trade mark infringement trial relating to the IDEAL HOME trade marks and their use in relation to the claimant’s IDEAL HOME magazine and the defendant's IDEAL HOME SHOW. Judgment available.

Fine & Country Ltd & Ors v Okotoks Ltd* & Ors [2012] EWCH 2230 (Ch)

Two week trade mark infringement and passing off trial in the High Court concerning rival estate agent businesses. The trial raised issues such as survey evidence, joint liability, and validity of the registered marks. Judgment available

Faberge Ltd* v The Uri Group and others (2010 – 2011)

Trade mark infringement and passing off case concerning the famous FABERGE brand in which Jessie obtained Summary Judgment for the claimant acting as sole counsel.

GTA v Ozultan* (2010)

Trade mark infringement and passing off claim concerning the online travel industry.

Mr Cod Franchise Ltd* v Mr Cod + Ltd (2009)

Trade mark infringement and passing off claim against an ex-franchisee in the field of fish and chip shops.

GAP v Gap Sports and others* (2007)

Trade mark infringement and passing off action in the High Court.

Land Securities Trading Limited v Ebbsfleet International Station Limited* (2007)

Action for trade mark revocation for non use and invalidity based on earlier rights.

Danfoss Randall Limited* v Persons Unknown (November 2006)

Without notice application for urgent interim relief, including a search order, injunctions and preservation orders, against Respondents whose precise identity was unknown. The case is an unusual one of identity theft involving trade mark infringement and passing off, on a potentially enormous scale.

O2* v Landmark (2005-2007)

Trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of undertakings arising out of calls placed by Landmark’s telesales staff to O2 customers.

Julius Samann Ltd* & Others v Tetrosyl Limited [2006] FSR 42

Trade Mark and passing off dispute concerning the well known Magic Tree air freshener and other tree-shaped air fresheners.

ICC Arbitration

Two-week arbitration in Paris arising out of a trade mark license agreement. The case primarily concerned the law of contract including contractual interpretation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, termination, affirmation and rectification, but dealt in detail with factual issues such as the commercial value of a company’s brand and the distinction between brand image and brand awareness.


Numerous matters in the Trade Mark Registry, the Appointed Person and the General Court e.g. MEDICARE (0/298/11); SMARTBOOK (0/297/11); ZARA TOURS (0/248/11); FREEITY (0/139/11); ALFA BANK (0/113/11); TAU CAPITAL (0/101/11); LOVE JOES (0/056/11); ATROLAWN (0/001/11); ACTIVE KIDS (0/303/10); TOURIST TROPHY (0/082/10); SKYKID (0/311/09); Mediaguard (0/037/08); LOVE JOES (O/056/11).

Patents

Jessie made a name for herself in the field of patent law with a particularly impressive run of complex cases relatively early in her career.

These include Boegli-Gravures SA v Darsail-ASP Ltd (test purchases), Virgin Atlantic Airways v Britax (Virgin “Upper Class Suite” seating system) and Conor v Angiotec, a House of Lords appeal against a revocation of a patent related to taxol-coated stents for the treatment of restenosis. Cinpres v Melea was another highlight notable for its complex issues of law, including breach of confidence, fraud, estoppel and limitation. Other recent highlights include a significant and fully fought damages inquiry for patent infringement in Ultraframe v Eurocell, where she appeared for the successful claimant at trial and in the Court of Appeal.

Virgin Atlantic Airways* v Premium Aircraft Interiors [2009] EWHC 26 (Pat)

Three week patent and UK unregistered design right trial relating to the Virgin “Upper Class Suite” seating system. Judgment available

Conor v Angiotec [2008] RPC 28 [2008] UKHL 29 (HL)


Appeal to the House of Lords by the patentee against revocation (on the grounds of obviousness). The Patent related to taxol-coated stents for the treatment of restenosis. Acted for the Comptroller (acting in place of the Respondents). Judgment available.

Cinpres* v Melea [2008] EWCA Civ 9 [2008] Bus. L.R. 1157

Unusual patent entitlement dispute relating to gas assisted plastic injection moulding. The action arose out of earlier litigation between the parties (or their predecessors in title) which was ultimately dismissed in 1997 on the basis of perjured evidence given by the inventor, Hendry, a key witness for the defendant. Years later Hendry confessed to his perjury and new proceedings based on this fresh evidence were brought. The case was fact intensive involving complex issues of law, including breach of confidence, fraud, estoppel, and limitation. Successfully obtained worldwide freezing orders post judgment. Judgment available.

Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited* v Warner Lambert Company (2007) (Clark J, 10/7/07)

Two-week patent infringement trial in the Irish High Court concerning Lipitor, the world’s largest selling pharmaceutical.

Ultraframe* v Eurocell [2006] EWHC 1344 (Pat)

Damages Inquiry. Application for an interim payment of damages for patent infringement and fully fought damages inquiry. Judgment available.

Ultraframe* v Eurocell [2005] RPC 7; [2005] RPC 36 (CA)

Patent and unregistered design right case concerning the construction of conservatory roofs. Acted in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

The Burnden Group v Ultraframe (2004-2005)

Patent infringement action concerning components used to construct conservatory roofs at different pitches.

Markem v Zipher (2004)

Patent entitlement claim relating to the technology of thermal transfer printers.

Additional Information

Education and Awards

1998 – 2002:
Bristol University, LLB Hons (2:1)
2002 – 2003: Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course (Very competent).
Prince of Wales Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2002).

Publications

Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings. Contributor
Clerk & Lindsell on Torts. Contributor
Encyclopaedia of United Kingdom and European Patent Law. Contributor

Other

Languages: French.
Classically trained pianist.

Recent Activity

» Action Storage Systems Ltd v G-Force Europe & anr
» NOCN (Formerly National Open College Network) v Open College Network Credit4Learning [2015] EWHC 2667 (IPEC) (25 September 2015)
» Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd [2015] EWHC 256 (Ch)
» IPC Media Ltd v Media 10 [2013]EWHC 3796 (IPEC)
» ITV Broadcasting Ltd v TVCatchup Ltd, Case C-607/11

What the Directories Say

"She provides really objective advice and has a great attention to detail." "She is a fierce advocate who is very intelligent, straight-talking and no-nonsense"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

"She prepares thoroughly and is good with clients."
Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2017

"Good with clients and user-friendly"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2017

"Recommended for disputes involving the film, television and publishing industries"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2016

"An accomplished all-rounder with regard to IP matters, whose practical bent was remarked upon by a number of sources. She is particuarly well thought of for copyright, trade mark and passing-off disputes"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

"Offers no-nonsense commercial advice." "She is extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

"Highly experienced in matters involving music, television and film"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2015

"Singled out for her expertise in copyright matters"
Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015

Best known for her representations in high-profile media and entertainment copyright cases. She also has an extensive practice in trade marks, designs and patents. "Very thorough, responsive and good with clients.”
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

The “responsive and helpful” Jessie Bowhill is racking up an impressive track record before the High Court and national trademark registry, with a sizeable copyrights practice to boot, particularly in the music industry.
World Trademark Review 2015

 

 

 

  • What the Directories Say
  • "She provides really objective advice and has a great attention to detail." "She is a fierce advocate who is very intelligent, straight-talking and no-nonsense"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "She prepares thoroughly and is good with clients."
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2017

    "Good with clients and user-friendly"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2017

    "Recommended for disputes involving the film, television and publishing industries"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2016

    "An accomplished all-rounder with regard to IP matters, whose practical bent was remarked upon by a number of sources. She is particuarly well thought of for copyright, trade mark and passing-off disputes"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "Offers no-nonsense commercial advice." "She is extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "Highly experienced in matters involving music, television and film"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2015

    "Singled out for her expertise in copyright matters"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015

    Best known for her representations in high-profile media and entertainment copyright cases. She also has an extensive practice in trade marks, designs and patents. "Very thorough, responsive and good with clients.”
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

    The “responsive and helpful” Jessie Bowhill is racking up an impressive track record before the High Court and national trademark registry, with a sizeable copyrights practice to boot, particularly in the music industry.
    World Trademark Review 2015