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Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph is an IP and technology expert who supports clients on both disputes and transactions.

Paul's contentious practice includes litigating copyright, trade mark, data, licensing and technology disputes both on supplier and customer side and advising on regulatory challenges to legislation and administrative actions in the IP/data/tech spheres.
His non-contentious practice includes advising on international IP and IT projects ranging from M&A and joint venture deals to licensing structures. He acts for clients in many sectors, notably media, retail, online and technology.
Paul sits on the editorial board of the Journal of IP Law and Practice and is described in the leading legal directories as "combining technical excellence with an astute understanding of client's needs" and being an "accomplished deal-doer and seasoned litigator".

Directory quotes

Litigation and licensing sage Paul Joseph...'always gives exceptionally pragmatic and quick advice. A sharp, logical thinker who is good at navigating difficult problems, he is calm and easy to work with. Client-focused, he gives advice that is tailored and easy to understand.' - World Trademark Review 1000 2020 

"Paul [and the other team members] form an all star team that provides a "thorough, high quality, efficient and proactive service." - World Trademark Review 1000 2019

[Paul] is a leader in the media space and handles all trademark and brand-related work for a major publisher. - World Trademark Review 1000 2019

[Paul is a] touchpoint for many top technology innovators advising internationally on disputes and transactions. - World Trademark Review 1000 2019

Paul Joseph is "excellent" on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. - Legal 500 UK 2017

Paul Joseph and David Cran are "excellent lawyers", and have expertise in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. - Legal 500 UK 2017

"Paul Joseph has had a lot going on across both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide, but through hard work and dedication, keeps everyone happy; in addition to the BBC brief, he has been managing the portfolio of Dreams and advising Japan Tobacco on the reorganisation of its multi-jurisdictional intra-group licensing arrangements."- World Trade Mark Review 1000 2017

"the "excellent" Paul Joseph." - Legal 500 UK 2016

“Paul is exceptional. He is not afraid to give a view” IP Stars UK 2016

Paul is "an innovative deal maker and seasoned litigator" - World Trademark Review 1000

"Paul Joseph really understands the client and the business" - Legal 500 UK 2015

"Combine[s] technical excellence with an astute understanding of client needs" - Legal 500 UK 2014


Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 

Laws Committee, Licensing Executives Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Relevant work

  • A leading retailer on trade mark infringement and parallel import litigation
  • A national broadcaster on high profile trade mark and copyright litigation
  • The leading online betting exchange on a variety of IP and tech issues
  • A large number of print and online publishers on copyright, database and brand issues
  • A leading technology services provider on technology delivery disputes
  • A data service company in the pharmaceutical sector on database, licensing and co-operation agreements