Intellectual property partners Simon Miles and Nick Phillips will be speaking at the forthcoming Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) Evening Meeting on 18 November in London. They will be giving an update on costs in intellectual property litigation.
The talk will include an overview of the costs management regime in the High Court, a look at how the Courts have dealt with applications for relief from sanctions in cases such as Mitchell and Denton and an update on costs related developments in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
Simon joined Edwin Coe in February 2009 and heads up the Intellectual Property team which operates within the Corporate & Commercial department. Simon is a solicitor and a UK and European trade mark attorney. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property, and has a wealth of experience advising in relation to trade marks, copyright (including software), designs, database rights, patents and breach of confidence. Simon has worked with a number of major global companies in creating, exploiting and protecting their brands.
Simon is on the Council of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), and he is on the Law and Practice Committee of ITMA and the Designs Working Group. He is a regular contributor to the ITMA Journal and has also written articles for (amongst others): The European Intellectual Property Review, Copyright World, Trademark World, and The Entertainment Law Review.
Nick specialises in Intellectual Property and IT. Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and joined Edwin Coe as a partner in 2013. Prior to joining Edwin Coe Nick co-founded and subsequently headed the IT/IP department in a large regional firm.
Nick has considerable experience in advising clients on data protection, e-commerce, domain names and internet related issues as well as on a wide variety of IT contacts. Nick also regularly advises on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of the full range of intellectual property rights. His clients include individual inventors, SMEs, larger companies, charities and international organisations. He has advised manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, ISPs, re-sellers, distributors and agents in a wide range of industries.