Mr
Christopher
Robinson

Senior IP Solicitor

Leeds Office

Law

Telephone. +44(0) 113 233 0100
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Chris' aim when working with clients is to remove any extraneous issues and focus solely on what is important to achieve the client's intended outcome. He applies critical thinking skills learned through litigation, non-contentious work and legal article writing to work towards this.

Chris has a broad range of experience, across both contentious and non-contentious areas of law in a wide number of sectors (including automotive, food and drink, manufacturing and engineering, retail, technology and music law). Working on numerous cases at all stages of litigation and levels (IPEC, High Court, Court of Appeal) has allowed him to develop the necessary skills to evaluate a client's issue and provide effective advice.

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales


LAW DEGREE

Durham University

LLB

Law

LPC

Law (BPP)

Publications

Ed Sheeran successfully defends hit song 'Shape Of You' against High Court copyright infringement claim

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In Review - Lockdown Proofing Your IP

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Co-Existence Agreements – The importance of getting them right

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A virtual success – experiences with online hearings

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How can you mediate without meeting?

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Chain of Title – The Importance of Getting It Right

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The legal position on electronically executing documents

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Reconsidering the liability of content sharing platforms for copyright infringement

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U.S. Copyright Office Submits Opinion in Favour of Led Zeppelin in Copyright Infringement Dispute

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Madonna Producer Succeeds in Royalty Appeal Against Warner Music

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European Council adopts digital single market copyright directive

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Trump International loses High Court trade mark appeal

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Chain of Title – The Importance of Getting It Right

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The Legal Position on Electronically Executing Documents

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How can you mediate without meeting

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Reconsidering the liability of content sharing platforms for copyright infringement

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CSR

Chris has mentored students at BPP law school (student mentoring scheme).

He works as a mental health first aider at HGF (Leeds office).

In terms of pro bono work, Chris regularly provides free legal advice work in the Leeds community. Recent work includes;

  • Review of a TV / movie option agreement – reviewing and advising on agreement
  • Advice in relation to a children’s clothing startup company – advice on IP protection and help with TM registration
  • Legal advice on a contract for a small recording studio
  • Advice for a non profit website related to copyright infringement
  • Advice regarding a recording agreement for a local band.

Related News

Event - 30th April 2022

INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+

The HGF European team will be attending the INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+. It is being held on 30th April – 4th May in Washington, D.C. INTA brings together the …

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Ed Sheeran successfully defends hit song 'Shape Of You' against High Court copyright infringement claim

The UK musician, Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling artists with sales of 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, has successfully defended a claim brought against …

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Event - 19th May 2022

HGF Complete webinar: comparison of registered and unregistered design rights procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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Event - 14th April 2022

HGF Complete webinar: unregistered trade mark rights in the EU and UK

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We compare and contrast the …

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Event - 31st March 2022

HGF Complete webinar: trade mark opposition and invalidity proceedings

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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Event - 17th March 2022

HGF Complete webinar: trade mark application procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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The exhaustion of rights regime and the recent update from the Government

The current position Since 1973 when the UK joined the then European Common Market, the UK has followed an exhaustion of IP rights regime which has enabled the secondary sale …

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Are your retail trade marks at risk?

It is safe to say that the average consumer will make no distinction between retail services offered by single-brand stores and retail services offered by multi-brand stores (department stores). Following …

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