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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COVID-19: What should brands lawyers be thinking about?

9 April 2020
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

by Christopher Benson and Louise Popple

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COVID-19: Crackdown by UK's advertising and consumer protection regulators

9 April 2020
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

by Christopher Benson and Timothy Pinto

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Are second hand sales use of a registered trade mark?

9 April 2020
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

by Christopher Benson and Simon Jupp

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Brands Update - April 2020

9 April 2020
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by Christopher Benson

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