Intellectual Property Solicitor (Contentious & Non Contentious)

BCL Legal
England, London, City of London
21 Mar 2023
18 Apr 2023
Richard Coward
Job Title
Practice Area
Intellectual Property
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Intellectual Property Solicitor - Private Practice - City of London

City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

The Team

The team advises high profile clients across multiple sectors, mainly construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources

On the contentious side, they represent clients in all intellectual property dispute resolution tribunals, ranging from court proceedings, proceedings in the UK Intellectual Property Office, arbitration proceedings and under individual Internet Service Providers' own dispute resolution mechanisms. They further advise on commercial dispute resolution generally, which means that the team provides specialist IP advice having regard also to wider legal and commercial issues which frequently arise in IP infringement claims.

On the non-contentious side, the team negotiate agreements in which IP is the central asset in issue, such as agreements for commercial research and development of industrial technology, licences of resulting new technology, and other licences and assignments of registered and unregistered IP rights. In addition, they advise on and negotiate IP provisions within commercial transactions of any kind, including in the context of joint ventures, partnerships and the appointment of employees and third-party consultants

The Role

You will advise on the full range of IP rights, including trademarks and passing off, copyright and database right, rights in designs, patents and rights in confidential information. Our expertise extends to wider media-related issues, including false and misleading advertising, comparative advertising, trade libel and malicious falsehood, and the removal of material from third party online forums such as social media or competitor websites. All team members undertake both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work.

The Candidate

You will be a qualified solicitor up to 6 years PQE with experience in contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property matters, gained in private practice


- Competitive salary
- Genuine work life balance
- Attractive benefits package
- Top quality work
- Clearly defined progression program

To apply for this position, please contact Richard Coward at BCL Legal