Timothy Pinto – Senior Counsel

Timothy Pinto

5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
United Kingdom
DX 41 London

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7300 7000
Fax. +44 (0) 20 7300 7100
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Specialising in contentious intellectual property, advertising, and media law, 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'. Tim advises media and technology companies and other corporates, particularly UK and US.

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 Norwich Pharmacal applications, 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 has a Master's degree (LLM) with merit in international and comparative copyright and trade mark law and information technology law from University College London and a Diploma in intellectual property law from the University of Bristol. He also has a philosophy degree from King's College London.

Tim regularly gives talks on topics such as social media, parallel trade, reputation management and libel.

Since 2005, Tim has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). In the latest edition of Chambers 2015 Tim is ranked as a leading individual for Defamation/Reputation Management with clients commenting that Tim "makes it easy for our company to understand the legal aspects and makes accommodation for alternative solutions we may have".

Previous quotes from both Chambers and Legal 500 include Tim being described as "very intellectual and meticulous in what he does." Clients appreciate how "he never hazards a guess - he makes sure everything he says is right". Tim has also been noted for being "absolutely brilliant on internet stuff" and "right on top of recent case law" and described as "intellectual powerhouse", who is "an excellent strategic thinker who ensures that issues are considered from every angle".

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