Mark Daniels

Biography

I specialise in intellectual property dispute resolution, with a particular focus on patents, and have experience across the full range of intellectual property rights:

  • patents and trade marks;
  • copyright and moral rights;
  • design rights and registered designs;
  • domain names;
  • defamation and malicious falsehood;
  • anti–counterfeiting;
  • breach of confidentiality; and
  • restrictive covenants.

I advise clients on preliminary injunctive relief and other forms of immediate action to be taken upon discovery of an IP infringement and have extensive experience of multijurisdictional IP enforcement programmes.

Interesting and reported cases:

  • American Science and Engineering v Rapiscan Systems (patents): [2016] EWHC 756 (Pat); BL O/119/16
  • Nokia v InterDigital (patents): [2007] EWHC 445 (Pat); [2006] EWHC 759 (Pat); [2008] EWHC 969 (Pat); [2006] EWHC 802 (Pat); [2006] EWCA Civ 1618; [2007] EWHC 3077 (Pat)
  • Burnden Group v Ultraframe (patents): [2005] EWCA Civ 867
  • Forticrete v Lafarge (patents): [2005] EWHC 3024 (Ch)
  • Musion v Activ8-3D and others (patents): [2011] EWPCC 33 and [2012] EWPCC 5
  • Vision Critical v Future Route (patents/breach of confidence): [2012] EWHC 2358 (Pat)
  • London Taxi Corporation v Frazer Nash Research Limited (trade marks/passing off): [2016] EWHC 52 (Ch); [2015] EWHC 1840 (Ch)
  • Premier Brands v Typhoon (trade marks): [2000] EWHC 1557 (Ch)
  • Bad Company v Hewitson and others (trade marks)
  • Harrison v Harrison and others (copyright and moral rights): [2010] EWPCC 3
  • Dyson v Strutt (breach of confidence and restrictive covenant): [2005] EWHC 2814 (Ch); [2007] EWHC 1756 (Ch)
  • Lillie and Reed v Newcastle City Council (defamation): [2002] EWHC 1600 (QB)
  • Culnane v Morris (defamation): [2005] EWHC 2438 (QB)

Published Works

Contact details

0121 237 3993

Areas of Practice

IP & IT

Year Qualified

1999

Education

LPC, College of Law, York;
LLB, University of Reading (Universität Trier);
IP Diploma, University of Bristol

Memberships

CIPA, SCL, IET, INTA