Timothy Pinto


Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing


Specialising in contentious intellectual property, advertising, and media law. Tim advises media, technology companies and other corporates, financial services and life sciences companies.

His expertise covers designs, trade marks, passing off, copyright, and confidential information, plus advertising, defamation and privacy. His litigation experience includes High Court, Court of Appeal, UK Registry, OHIM and ASA proceedings. He helped achieve one of the first emergency injunctions under the American Arbitration Association rules, following a multi-jurisdictional video-conference hearing. Recent work has covered comparative advertising, parallel imports, user generated content/social media, patent and registered design infringement, reputation management and libel disputes.

Tim became a barrister before qualifying as a solicitor at Taylor Wessing.

He regularly gives talks. Topics include social media, advertising, parallel trade, reputation management and libel. His articles have been published widely, e.g. by The Times, Entertainment Law Review, European Intellectual Property Review and In-House Lawyer. He has appeared as an expert commentator on ITV News and been quoted in the Observer on legal issues.

Since 2005, Tim has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). In Chambers 2012 Tim is noted for being 'very conscientious, responsive, and always on the ball.' He is also recognised in Legal 500 2011.

Tim made his mark early by winning the Skone James Prize for his article 'The influence of the European Convention on Human Rights on Intellectual Property Rights.'

He is the author of the practice note on ‘Parallel Imports’ in LexisPSL IP & IT.


University of Bristol: Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law
University College, London: LLM (with merit), International and Comparative Copyright & Trade Mark L
King's College, London: BA (Hons), Philosophy; AKC