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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a partner in Pillsbury’s London office with over 25 years of experience in intellectual property cases.

He is particularly noted in trade mark matters (registered and unregistered) and patent matters, and has handled a wide variety of technologies. Paul is also known for his confidential information practice and in addition to his litigation practice, works with many international clients, ranging from trade mark problems and licensing strategies, to patent analysis and assessment. He has also been instrumental in the negotiation and preparation of international licensing arrangements for patents and trade marks, and has been involved in many non-contentious dealings including in relation to sales and licensing of businesses, preparation of multi-national licensing and cross-licensing arrangements (including co-existence agreements), as well as overseeing programmes for the registration of trade marks in many overseas jurisdictions.

Paul has lectured on both patents and trade marks, as well as confidential information and has written many articles on these topics over the years. He is well-known internationally and has spoken at international conferences as far afield as Bulgaria, Egypt, Switzerland, the UK and the US. He also teaches trade mark law on the Intellectual Property Diploma Course at the University of Oxford.