Marie is a leading IP litigation and transaction lawyer. Her clients are incubator businesses, SME’s and multi-nationals.
In her IP litigation role, Marie handles disputes involving 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 (including the Court of Appeal), Court of Justice of the European Union and has extensive experience managing and co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation within the EU and other territories including China, US and New Zealand.
Marie also has considerable experience supporting clients on the generation, acquisition and commercial exploitation of their IP assets, regularly advising on joint venture, co-existence, product development, collaboration and licensing deals. Marie also has considerable expertise in providing IP due diligence and IP support to clients on their corporate acquisition and disposal programmes.
England & Wales
Marie has been appointed to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Intellectual Property since 2018.
Marie is consistently acknowledged as a “Leading Individual” for Intellectual Property in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Marie is a “Recognised Specialist" in World Trade Mark Review 2019/2020.
“Marie McMorrow is highly sought after for her experience in trade mark, copyright and patent disputes. She is frequently instructed on complex cross-border IP matters and regularly appears before the High Court and IPEC.” Chambers and Partners 2020
"The quality of her advice is superb and always commercial." Chambers and Partners 2020
“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
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