Litigation and Dispute Resolution
J A Kemp combines in-depth understanding of technology and expertise in brand development and protection with extensive litigation experience. The firm offers a full, end to end service, protecting, enforcing and defending its clients’ IP.
Headed by leading IP litigator and barrister Alan Bryson, the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group includes dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney James Fish, dual-qualified solicitor and patent attorney Andrew Webb, and other patent and trade mark attorneys with substantial experience in contentious matters.
J A Kemp conducts the full range of IP litigation for clients - including patent, design, copyright, trade mark, passing off and breach of confidence/trade secrets cases – in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), the High Court and, on appeal, in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The firm can also represent clients in arbitrations of IP disputes and it offers advice on mediation as an alternative to litigation.
J A Kemp's litigation practice has a strong focus on delivering cost effective litigation solutions for smaller businesses. The IP litigation scene is undergoing significant and exciting change. The IPEC, with its cap on recoverable costs and streamlined procedures, is driving down costs and costs exposure risks for the parties (for more information, see our briefing on the topic here). This will be particularly attractive for SMEs and indeed larger corporates looking for more cost-effective litigation of the less complex IP cases. The forthcoming Unitary Patent Court will also alter the patent litigation landscape across Europe. J A Kemp’s Litigation Group intends to maximise these opportunities to deliver high quality, but cost-effective, litigation and dispute resolution services for its clients.