Philippa was called to the Bar in 2012 and has a broad intellectual property practice, with experience in trade mark, anti-counterfeiting, copyright, designs, unfair competition (anti-trust), and trade secrets (confidentiality) advisory work. She has an interest in data security and privacy. Her focus is on contentious matters and she advises on trade mark and copyright litigation. She also works closely with clients and in-house counsel advising on licensing and assignment agreements. Her work encompasses both UK and EU jurisdictions and Philippa has experience working on leading EU cases as judicial assistant to Advocate General Sharpston QC at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Her clients include publishers, pharmaceutical, engineering, and aeronautical companies, fashion and luxury brands, artists and galleries; national and European start-ups as well as multinationals. She has experience working in-house for both prominent international auction houses, as well as in the Intellectual Property and Competition department of a top-tier US law firm.
In addition to her commercial advisory work, Philippa has taught law as a Lecturer for the University of Glasgow, is a contributor to leading UK practitioner text Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, and enjoys acting as a judge at the annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot.
Philippa is enjoying being back on the seated side of the lecture theatre as she completes her trade mark attorney certification.