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Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Trade mark litigation

James Tumbridge is the head of the legal and litigation team at Venner Shipley. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, data protection and election law. James has been involved in cases such as the Supreme Court decision in R. v. Prudential on legal professional privilege applies representing the interests of the IP community, the House of Lords decision in RPR v Yeda concerning patent entitlement, and CCH v the Law Society of Upper Canada in the Canadian Supreme Court concerning copyright in judgments. James is also a qualified mediator, with global experience as an advocate in courts in the USA, Canada and the Falkland Islands.

James’ work includes anti bribery compliance, data protection matters; compliance for political campaigns, advertising, promotions, and data issues in virtual currency and customer data. He has been an ad hoc advisor to UK MPs and MEPs on a range issues. He has extensive Government relations experience advising clients on legislative changes and regulation compliance. As a consequence of his regulatory work with politicians he has a sub-specialism in election law.

James Tumbridge has recently been appointed by the International Trademark Association (INTA), as their 2020-2021 Geographical Indications Committee Chairman.


Network Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • Intellectual Property Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), UK Council Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA), ADR Committee Member
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA)
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA), Committee Member
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (MCIArb.)
  • UNION of European Patent Attorneys
  • The Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Organisation (TIPLO)


Last updated 10th October 2019