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

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars & Firm Rankings 2021

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …

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Searching for the distinctive

How to streamline the trade mark selection process by conducting effective, in-house ‘dirty searches’. Selecting the right trade mark for your new healthcare product is a critically important task. Consumers …

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Event - 8th June 2021

WIPR Trademarks Live

HGF is sponsoring WIPR Trademarks Live conference 2021 with Partner Lee Curtis speaking on 8th June. WIPR Trademarks Live is designed to provide critical and timely insights from leading trademark …

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Event - 22nd June 2021

Intellectual Property for Business: How to protect your brand and ideas

HGF Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim will be speaking at a webinar hosted by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 22nd June. Brands are arguably one of the most …

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This is not just any caterpillar...

It would have been difficult to miss the recent news that Marks & Spencer has filed trade mark infringement proceedings against German discounter Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake. The filing …

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Copycat routes of action - decisive protection for designers

IPEC handed down a victory on 19th November 2020 to Italian manufacturer Freddy SpA. This company distributed a pair of trousers known as WR.UP pants (launched in 2012) – designed …

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Long road for Halloumi

In a previous issue of Retail Scanner in July 2020, we discussed the CJEU decision in the long running dispute over the marks “HALLOUMI” and “BBQLOUMI”, brought by the Foundation …

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