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Nick Smee

Nick Smee

Nick Smee

Senior Associate

about Nick

Nick has acted on a series of high-profile trade mark and patent disputes and also advises on complex IP transactions. He advises clients in a range of different sectors including retail and leisure, food and drink, tech, construction and automotive.

Having acted on cases before the EUIPO, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, Nick has extensive trade mark and patent litigation experience. Recent highlights include representing Comic Enterprises in its dispute with Twentieth Century Fox over hit TV show 'Glee'.

Nick is also a transactional specialist, regularly drafting and advising on complex agreements including patent licenses and R&D collaborations, and has gained experience on secondment at Mondelez International and Williams Formula One.

Nick helps clients to make the most of their brands and technology, providing strategic advice at various stages of the product lifecycle, from providing training on how to protect early-stage technologies and designs, through to bringing a client's rights to fruition in lucrative deals. Nick's work on brands covers initial advice on filing for protection and international registration strategy, through to enforcing rights in court. This experience has enabled Nick to build strong working relationships with his clients and to better understand their key drivers and the challenges they face.

Nick has written various press reports and feature articles for publications such as 'Managing Intellectual Property', 'World Intellectual Property Review' and the 'ITMA Review'.

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