Marie is a leading IP litigation and transaction lawyer with particular expertise in the advanced engineering and manufacture, electronics, aerospace, food and drink, consumer goods and retail sectors.
Marie is consistently listed in Tier 1 of IP advisors in the UK legal directories, acknowledged as a “leading individual” and “highly respected”. In 2018 she was appointed to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Marie is also a recognised specialist in World Trade Mark Review 2019/2020.
In her IP litigation role, Marie handles disputes in particular complex patent litigation, breaches of confidentiality, trade mark, anti-counterfeiting and protected designation of origin disputes, design (registered and unregistered) and copyright infringements.
Whether defending or enforcing IP infringement claims, Marie represents clients in all of the UK Courts, Court of Justice of the European Union and has extensive experience managing and co-ordinating pan-European litigation and in multiple jurisdictions outside of the EU, including China, US and New Zealand.
Marie also has considerable experience supporting clients on the commercial exploitation of their IP assets, regularly advising on joint venture, co-existence, product development, R&D and licensing arrangements. Marie also provides IP support to clients on their corporate acquisition and disposal programmes.
Client feedback through the UK Legal Directories (Legal 500 and Chambers) note:-
“She’s our go to litigator for intellectual property – she’s very tenacious and good fun to work with. She’s very committed to the work she does - she throws everything at it”. Chambers and Partners 2019
“Marie McMorrow stands out as an exceptional lawyer”. Legal 500 2019
“Outstanding Lawyer”. Legal 500 2018
“I can’t find any weaknesses in her advice, service and diligence”. Chambers and Partners 2018
“Exceptional” and “very commercially minded”. Chambers and Partners 2015
“An exceptionally confident and forthright lawyer who you would want in your corner”. Chambers 2015
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.