Sweeden, Paul

Paul Sweeden

Associate
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Paul Sweeden is an Associate in the London office of Locke Lord LLP and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Paul’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trade mark and copyright disputes as well as advising on a variety of UK and European patent related issues for clients. Paul also has experience dealing with intellectual property brand management.

Paul is experienced in managing complex IP disputes on behalf of some of the world’s best-known brands. These clients include some of the world’s leading technology companies, a well-known tobacco brand and a leading pharmaceutical company.

Paul Sweeden is an Associate in the London office of Locke Lord LLP and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Paul’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trade mark and copyright disputes as well as advising on a variety of UK and European patent related issues for clients. Paul also has experience dealing with intellectual property brand management.

Paul is experienced in managing complex IP disputes on behalf of some of the world’s best-known brands. These clients include some of the world’s leading technology companies, a well-known tobacco brand and a leading pharmaceutical company.

  • Advising a leading high-street DIY retailer on the patent infringement risk of potential new product lines and advising accordingly on changes to product design in order to avoid infringement
  • Advising a world leading pharmaceutical company in respect of complex multi-jurisdictional patent proceedings as well as complex case management in which proceedings progressed through to the UK Supreme Court
  • Advising a well-known social media platform in relation to copyright law and infringement risks
  • Advising well-known brands in respect of their trade mark rights and negotiating with infringers to protect clients’ rights
  • Enforcement programme for a leading tobacco company in respect of online infringers of its e-cigarette brand
  • Advising and assisting a leading technology company in respect of its worldwide trade mark portfolio and protection programme
  • Advising a leading sports brand in respect of a highly publicised world tour and assisting with the protection of its brand and registered IP against unauthorised tours, entertainment packages and products
  • Drafting of licence agreements for high-street retailer in respect of the use of a third party’s IP
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Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Law, BPP Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, De Montfort University
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) (2017 – Present)
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord (UK) LLP
    • Associate, Bird & Bird LLP
    • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2015)
    • Trainee Solicitor, Bird & Bird LLP
    • Paralegal, Bird & Bird LLP