Christopher Benson

Senior counsel

Chris is senior counsel in the IP/IT group and advises on both non-contentious and contentious issues with particular emphasis on trade marks, passing-off, copyright, brand management, franchising, licensing, merchandising and sponsorship. He advises brand owners and well-known clients on worldwide brand protection, clearance searches, trade mark prosecution, trade mark filing strategies, oppositions and disputes. He also advises on all aspects of the creation, development, protection, exploitation and distribution of copyright works, particularly in the publishing, entertainment and media industries. He has considerable experience in the fields of publishing, music and advertising.

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The General Court looks at distinctiveness of the XOXO mark

13 July 2020
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by Christopher Benson

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easyJet opposes Easy Nurse at the UKIPO

13 July 2020
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by Christopher Benson

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Superman knocks out Superzings in EUIPO opposition

30 June 2020
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by Christopher Benson

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Cooper: Claiming compensation for revoked marks

1 June 2020
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by Christopher Benson and Alice Anderson

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