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Simon heads up the Intellectual Property team, having joined Edwin Coe in 2009, and 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. He works with clients across a range of sectors including: media and entertainment, advertising and sport, fashion, cosmetics, restaurants and foodstuffs, and electronics.

Simon has worked with a number of major global companies in creating, exploiting and protecting their brands. He also has considerable experience in sports law, having advised governing bodies, clubs and individuals on rights protection, sponsorship and database rights.

Simon has been involved in numerous significant reported cases in relation to trade mark, copyright and database right infringement and is regularly recommended by clients for his contentious expertise. He has worked with a number of major global companies in creating, exploiting and protecting their brands. He also has considerable experience in sports law, having advised governing bodies, clubs and individuals on rights protection, sponsorship and database rights. Simon is  a former CITMA Council Member.

  • Nvidia Corp v Hardware Labs Performance Systems Inc [2016] EWHC 3135 (Ch) (groundless threats, trade mark infringement).
  • Nominet Decision of Independent Expert D00018324 – easy Group Limited and Kevin Adams [2016].
  • Trademark Licensing Co Ltd and others v Leofelis SA [2010] EWHC 969 (Ch) (trade mark infringement and unlawful interference).
  • Leofelis SA v Lonsdale Sports Equipment Limited and others [2008] E.T.M.R. 63 (trade mark licence breaches).
  • British Board of Film Classification v Interactive Software Federation of Europe [2009] C00550 (trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off).
  • ‘The Football Fixtures’ database cases (ECJ) [2005] E.C.D.R. 3, 4 and 5.
  • RFU and Nike European Operations v Cotton Traders (UK High Court) [2002] E.T.M.R. 76 (trade marks, passing off and breach of contract).
  • Daimler Chrysler v Javid Alavi T/A Merc (UK High Court) [2001] R.P.C. 42 (trade mark and passing off case – one of the first cases relating to “reputation” based infringement under section 10(3) of the 1994 Act).
  • Beautimatic International Limited v Mitchell International Pharmaceuticals Limited (UK High Court) [2000] F.S.R. 267 (trade mark infringement action clarifying the law on when there is use of a trade mark on packaging in the UK).
  • Walkers Crisps and Others v Tayto and others (High Court of Ireland) [2000] (trade mark infringement and passing off).
  • Philips Electronics NV v Remington Consumer Products Limited (UK Court of Appeal) [1999] RPC 809 (the most important case in the EU in relation to “shape” trade marks).
  • British Airways Plc T/A Speed v Performing Right Society Ltd (Copyright Tribunal) [1998] R.P.C. 581 (quantum payable under PRS tafiff).
  • Milliken Denmark A/S v Walk Off Mats Ltd (Patents Court) [1996] F.S.R. 292 (patent infringement).
Simon Miles is a great communicator.

Legal 500 2016

Simon Miles is a great communicator.

Legal 500 2016

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property: Overview

  • Sport, media and entertainment

  • Brand Protection and Exploitation

  • Confidentiality/Trade Secrets

  • Copyright and Related Rights including Database Rights

  • Design Protection

  • Internet Domains Names

  • Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • IT, technology and communications / Media

  • Know-how

  • Passing off

  • Patents

  • Trade marks

Credentials

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2018

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2017

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers as a leader in IP Law

  • Legal Advisor to the European Communities Trade Mark Association

  • Nominated as a WIPR Leader for 2016 and 2017 (World IP Review)

  • Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

  • Former Council Member  of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

  • Part of the Law and Practice Committee of Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

  • Is part of the Designs Working Group

  • Regular contributor to the CITMA Journal and has also written articles for (amongst others): The European Intellectual Property Review, Copyright World, Trademark World, and The Entertainment Law Review

  • Member of the Law Society

Quotes

Simon Miles gives clear and pragmatic advice.


Chambers UK 2018

Simon Miles gives clear and pragmatic advice.

Chambers UK 2018

Simon is a very tenacious litigator.


Chambers UK 2017

Simon is a very tenacious litigator.

Chambers UK 2017

Clients speak approvingly of his high level of experience and business smarts.


Chambers UK 2016

Clients speak approvingly of his high level of experience and business smarts.

Chambers UK 2016

They are very client-focused and take the time to get to know their client's business so they can provide the most ta...
Chambers UK 2016

They are very client-focused and take the time to get to know their client's business so they can provide the most tailored services possible.

Chambers UK 2016

They are very approachable and practical, readily making suggestions of alternative approaches to a problem other tha...
Chambers UK 2016

They are very approachable and practical, readily making suggestions of alternative approaches to a problem other than purely legal ones.

Chambers UK 2016

Simon Miles is an exceptionally effective IP lawyer who is able to cut through everything to get straight to the hear...
Chambers UK 2014

Simon Miles is an exceptionally effective IP lawyer who is able to cut through everything to get straight to the heart of the matter.

Chambers UK 2014

They understand our particular requirements, offer an excellent service and are very good at relationship management....
Chambers UK 2015

They understand our particular requirements, offer an excellent service and are very good at relationship management.

Chambers UK 2015

Spot-on in the advice they give, and they provide a definite direction for us to follow rather than sitting on the fe...
Chambers UK 2015

Spot-on in the advice they give, and they provide a definite direction for us to follow rather than sitting on the fence.

Chambers UK 2015

Responsive and thoughtful lawyers at Edwin Coe LLP include sharp and communicative practice head Simon Miles


Legal 500 2015

Responsive and thoughtful lawyers at Edwin Coe LLP include sharp and communicative practice head Simon Miles

Legal 500 2015

We went there because we weren't treated as just a number on a list.


Chambers UK 2014

We went there because we weren't treated as just a number on a list.

Chambers UK 2014

They have a good understanding of our needs and service them with knowledge and understanding of the issues.


Chambers UK 2014

They have a good understanding of our needs and service them with knowledge and understanding of the issues.

Chambers UK 2014

Simon Miles has very sound knowledge of intellectual property and a calm but firm approach to resolving issues.


Legal 500 2013

Simon Miles has very sound knowledge of intellectual property and a calm but firm approach to resolving issues.

Legal 500 2013

…adept at matters concerning copyright, design rights and patents.


Chambers UK 2013

…adept at matters concerning copyright, design rights and patents.

Chambers UK 2013

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Simon Miles

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Simon heads up the Intellectual Property team, having joined Edwin Coe in 2009, and 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. He works with clients across a range of sectors including: media and entertainment, advertising and sport, fashion, cosmetics, restaurants and foodstuffs, and electronics.

Simon has worked with a number of major global companies in creating, exploiting and protecting their brands. He also has considerable experience in sports law, having advised governing bodies, clubs and individuals on rights protection, sponsorship and database rights.

Simon has been involved in numerous significant reported cases in relation to trade mark, copyright and database right infringement and is regularly recommended by clients for his contentious expertise. He has worked with a number of major global companies in creating, exploiting and protecting their brands. He also has considerable experience in sports law, having advised governing bodies, clubs and individuals on rights protection, sponsorship and database rights. Simon is  a former CITMA Council Member.

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property: Overview
  • Sport, media and entertainment
  • Brand Protection and Exploitation
  • Confidentiality/Trade Secrets
  • Copyright and Related Rights including Database Rights
  • Design Protection
  • Internet Domains Names
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IT, technology and communications / Media
  • Know-how
  • Passing off
  • Patents
  • Trade marks

Experience

  • Nvidia Corp v Hardware Labs Performance Systems Inc [2016] EWHC 3135 (Ch) (groundless threats, trade mark infringement).
  • Nominet Decision of Independent Expert D00018324 – easy Group Limited and Kevin Adams [2016].
  • Trademark Licensing Co Ltd and others v Leofelis SA [2010] EWHC 969 (Ch) (trade mark infringement and unlawful interference).
  • Leofelis SA v Lonsdale Sports Equipment Limited and others [2008] E.T.M.R. 63 (trade mark licence breaches).
  • British Board of Film Classification v Interactive Software Federation of Europe [2009] C00550 (trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off).
  • ‘The Football Fixtures’ database cases (ECJ) [2005] E.C.D.R. 3, 4 and 5.
  • RFU and Nike European Operations v Cotton Traders (UK High Court) [2002] E.T.M.R. 76 (trade marks, passing off and breach of contract).
  • Daimler Chrysler v Javid Alavi T/A Merc (UK High Court) [2001] R.P.C. 42 (trade mark and passing off case – one of the first cases relating to “reputation” based infringement under section 10(3) of the 1994 Act).
  • Beautimatic International Limited v Mitchell International Pharmaceuticals Limited (UK High Court) [2000] F.S.R. 267 (trade mark infringement action clarifying the law on when there is use of a trade mark on packaging in the UK).
  • Walkers Crisps and Others v Tayto and others (High Court of Ireland) [2000] (trade mark infringement and passing off).
  • Philips Electronics NV v Remington Consumer Products Limited (UK Court of Appeal) [1999] RPC 809 (the most important case in the EU in relation to “shape” trade marks).
  • British Airways Plc T/A Speed v Performing Right Society Ltd (Copyright Tribunal) [1998] R.P.C. 581 (quantum payable under PRS tafiff).
  • Milliken Denmark A/S v Walk Off Mats Ltd (Patents Court) [1996] F.S.R. 292 (patent infringement).

Credentials

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2018

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2017

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers as a leader in IP Law

  • Legal Advisor to the European Communities Trade Mark Association

  • Nominated as a WIPR Leader for 2016 and 2017 (World IP Review)

  • Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

  • Former Council Member  of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

  • Part of the Law and Practice Committee of Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

  • Is part of the Designs Working Group

  • Regular contributor to the CITMA Journal and has also written articles for (amongst others): The European Intellectual Property Review, Copyright World, Trademark World, and The Entertainment Law Review

  • Member of the Law Society

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