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Simon Corke

T: +44 20 7809 2053 Email Simon | Vcard Office: London

Simon Corke Associate

Contact details

Simon Corke

Simon Corke
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2053 Email Simon | Vcard Office: London

Simon Corke is an intellectual property lawyer advising clients in a range of industry sectors including life sciences, technology, consumer goods and retail.
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On the non-contentious side, Simon advises on IP-focused commercial agreements including licences, R&D and collaboration agreements, and handles the IP aspects of corporate transactions. On the contentious side, he has significant experience in enforcing a broad range of IP rights in the UK and internationally, including managing anti-counterfeiting campaigns.
  • Intellectual property

International brand protection

Managed multi-jurisdictional IP enforcement campaigns for clients in diverse sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, mobile telephones, fashion and consumer goods. Significant experience of international anti-counterfeiting and trade mark enforcement matters, including successfully enforcing non-traditional trade marks in difficult jurisdictions.

Intellectual property licensing 

Advised clients in the Life Sciences sector on R&D and collaboration agreements for the development of new medicines, media companies on merchandising arrangements and consumer goods companies on IP licensing.  

Intellectual property litigation

At a previous firm, acted for Medeva BV (owned by UCB) in seminal Supplementary Protection Certificate litigation before the English Courts and the Court of Justice of the EU. Case reported: Medeva's SPC Applications [2010] EWHC 68 (Pat), [2010] EWCA Civ 700, [2011] EUECJ C-322/10, and [2012] EWCA Civ 523.

Intellectual property arbitration proceedings

At a previous firm, acted for a defence company in international arbitration proceedings in a dispute involving breach of contract, breach of confidence and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

Acted in various actions before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in trade mark enforcement cases.

More: Intellectual property

  • TMT
  • Life sciences
  • Consumer

Defence technology arbitration

At a previous firm, acted for a defence company in arbitration proceedings under the International Chamber of Commerce rules in a dispute involving breach of contract, breach of confidence and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Digital media, domain names and online enforcement

Advising on digital media strategy and online intellectual property rights protection, including managing domain name enforcement campaigns, for numerous high profile brand owners.

Intellectual property in mobile telephony 

Acted for a leading mobile phone corporation in multi-jurisdictional enforcement of its IP rights.

Merchandising and licensing

Advised media companies on licensing and merchandising arrangements of the IP in well-known television series.

More: TMT

R&D and collaboration agreements 

Drafting and negotiating R&D and collaboration agreements for pharmaceutical companies.

Medeva's SPC Applications [2010] EWHC 68 (Pat), [2010] EWCA Civ 700, [2011] EUECJ C-322/10, and [2012] EWCA Civ 523

At a previous firm, acted for Medeva BV (owned by UCB) in seminal Supplementary Protection Certificate litigation in the context of combined paediatric vaccines before the English Courts and the Court of Justice of the EU.

More: Life sciences

Consumer goods licensing

Advising on intellectual property licensing and merchandising arrangements for various clients.

Anti-counterfeiting and international brand enforcement

Managing anti-counterfeiting and brand enforcement programs for leading consumer brand owners in the automotive, home appliance, mobile telephone and other sectors.

Multi-jurisdictional enforcement of non-traditional trade marks

Acting in international colour trade mark enforcement cases for a global energy giant in the context of lookalike petrol stations.

Intellectual property in the fashion industry

Enforcing the copyrights, trade marks and design rights of a trendy fashion brand including bringing successful actions before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, overseeing investigations in China and supply chain audits.

More: Consumer

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