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.

Specialisms

  • Law

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Packaging icon Packaging

Services

  • Advertising
  • Copyright & database rights
  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • IP litigation
  • Trade marks
  • Transactional IP & commercial support

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales


LAW DEGREE

Durham University

LLB

Law

LPC

Law (BPP)

Publications

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

Start-ups & IP, a case study: SleepCogni

Using SleepCogni as a case study, we look at some key ways that IP can help start-ups to develop their technology and secure investment. SleepCogni is a SleepTech start-up who …

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Event - 17th November 2021

WIPR Insights webinar: Brands with social purpose

WIPR Insights are hosting a webinar on 17th November, where HGF’s Partner Rigel Moss McGrath and Trade Mark Attorney Rachel Platts will discuss Brands with social purpose. About the webinar …

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Enforcing Your IP Rights at the Border – What’s New?

I have a friend who is a keen model car collector. Recently he spotted one he liked the look of on a well-known online auction site, put a bid on …

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Is an International Exhaustion of Rights Regime coming to the UK?

Is an International Exhaustion of Rights Regime coming to the UK? And should it be welcomed by retailers? Since 1973 when the United Kingdom joined the then European Economic Community …

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Fendi v Shanghai Yi Lang International Co

For many years, the China Trademark Office (CTMO) has not accepted “retail” services in Class 35, on the basis that the protection of services implies providing a service for others, …

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Brand protection on e-commerce platforms

HGF recently presented on this topic at the Luxury Law Summit conference in London, which emphasised the need for brands to take a robust strategy to trade mark protection online. …

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Members Only – The evolution of the selective IP right of Geographical Indications in the UK

Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim highlights the changes to the UK Geographical Indication system. There was a lot of excitement over Gower Salt Marsh Lamb becoming the first UK Geographical …

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Event - 26th October 2021

9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will be held on 26th-27th October 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event is dedicated to exploring microbiome research and strategies for …

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