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Charlotte Hilton, Associate, IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement

Charlotte Hilton, Associate, IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement, Fieldfisher

I am an associate specialising in intellectual property. I trained at the firm, during which time I spent half my training contract in the wider IP Group, including 6 months in the firm's media team.

I have gained broad experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious work and I advise on a wide range of IP rights including patents, design rights, copyright, trade marks, passing off and domain names. In the past year I have worked for a variety of well-known clients; from pharmaceutical companies and sports clients to tech giants and fashion brands.

Most recently I have worked on:

  • The Karen Millen trade mark and breach of contract dispute (Karen Denise Millen v Karen Millen Fashions Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 2104 (Ch)) representing the KAREN MILLEN brand throughout the whole proceedings and at trial at the High Court.
  • A legal opinion for a biopharmaceutical company on whether the underlying nucleic acid sequence of its transgene construct infringes two European Patents.
  • Advice for a global pharmaceutical company on patent infringement exemptions in several EU Member States when conducting clinical trials.
  •  A strategic due diligence exercise for a worldwide governing body reviewing its licensing and sponsorship agreements.
  • Various trade mark prosecution and enforcement matters.

I am a member of AIPPI and IPSOC (a committee for junior IP practitioners).

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I completed a degree in Geography from the University of Exeter and worked at Goldman Sachs International.

I am a keen tennis player and captain the firm's softball team.