Simon Ayrton

Simon Ayrton
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Simon Ayrton, partner, specialises in IP litigation, arbitration and counselling. He advises clients on patent, breach of confidence, copyright, design, trademark and passing-off issues in a wide variety of industries.

Often drawing on his technical background, he has broad expertise advising clients in relation to IP and technology contract disputes in the pharmaceutical, chemical, telecoms, electronics, software, entertainment, FMCG, publishing, education, confectionery, fashion and luxury goods sectors.

He handles cases in the UK courts, UK IPO, EPO and the EU Intellectual Property Office. He is regularly involved in the coordination of proceedings with parallel actions elsewhere in the world.

In addition to heavyweight technical dispute resolution, he has acted in a range of high-profile anti-counterfeiting, parallel import and repackaging matters, which have included applications for interim injunctions, asset-freezing orders and search orders. Simon has also been appointed by the Court on a number of occasions to supervise the execution of search orders by other firms of solicitors.

Simon has been a partner at Powell Gilbert since 2007. He frequently lectures on IP law and has been a tutor on the Oxford University diploma in intellectual property law and practice (and its predecessor course). Simon is also a member of AIPPI, CIPA, INTA and EPLAW.

WWL says: Simon Ayrton has a "high profile" in the international patent litigation sphere and is recognised for his expertise in resolving sophisticated technical disputes.

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