Patrick Charnley


Associate, Bird & Bird


Patrick is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, most notably copyright, trade marks, passing off and the law of confidence.

Patrick has particular experience of advising clients in the media industry and has specialist experience of representing clients in the Copyright Tribunal. Patrick is particularly interested in the online exploitation and protection of rights and he represented the press cuttings industry in a Copyright Tribunal dispute involving Meltwater and the Newspaper Licensing Agency, which will set the model for the licensing of online news content. Before joining Bird & Bird, Patrick worked at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the trade body of the recording industry, where he supported the music industry’s anti-piracy work, focusing on online infringement.

In addition to his intellectual property practice, Patrick regularly advises clients on reputation management, providing defamation and privacy advice in relation to the print and broadcast media to individuals and corporate entities.

Lexis®PSL Intellectual Property/Information Technology

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