Trade mark litigation
Jamie Rowlands is a partner who has had 20 years of experience enforcing and protecting client's valuable intellectual property rights with a particular focus on patents.
His work has always been internationally-focused and includes acting on global disputes involving parties from the UK, Europe, USA, China, Japan and Africa. He is first rate at managing large teams (including lawyers from different jurisdictions) to provide a cost effective and streamlined service for clients. Jamie combines in-depth technical knowledge with broad sector experience, work includes acting for clients in healthcare, aviation, advanced manufacturing and telecoms.
Jamie has experience in all areas of contentious IP matters, and has acted for clients on patents, trademarks and anti-counterfeiting in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Patent Office.
Jamie also has significant experience in acting for clients in international arbitrations (ad-hoc and institutional) and is a member of the cross-firm international arbitration team. The arbitrations he has been involved in have been complex in nature, high value and involve dealing with technical subject matter concerning issues such as confidential information and licensing disputes.
Before returning to the UK in 2019, Jamie was based in China in the the firm's representative office in Guangzhou in his role of Chief Representative Officer. Whilst in China he worked with his team in China on both transactional and litigation services, with a particular focus on intellectual property related issues. He has very extensive experience of all aspects of the court system in Mainland China and understands the complexities and cultural challenges well and has had very high success rates for clients litigating in China. Now back in the UK, he still spends a significant amount of time working with clients with China IP issues and is part of the cross-firm China Management Team.
Client feedback praises his technical excellence and ability to deliver strategic, commercial and no nonsense solutions in a transparent and friendly manner. Jamie has been named as a Managing Intellectual Property Star since 2014 for patents and trademarks. He is ranked as a leading individual in the World Trademark Review 1000 and in the IAM Patent 1000. He was named as an Elite Foreign lawyer by China Business Law Journal at the end of 2018.
Patent litigation in technical areas (both offensive and defensive) including Mobile telecoms (2G, 3G, LTE and TETRA); software issues (protocol stacks, financial services (e.g. FX trading), social media); consumer goods (printers, fishing reels); medical devices (rapid assay technologies); aviation; wound dressings; offshore oil & gas exploration and production (including downhole tools); and advanced manufacturing.
All types of brand portfolio advice including audit, clearance, licensing and strategic litigation (both offensive and defensive) for clients in the retail, entertainment, software, telecoms, manufacturing and media sectors. UK specifics include:
Year Joined Firm: 1999
Education/Alumni: University of Bristol, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law; LPC, College of Law, Store Street , London; CPE, College of Law, Store Street, London; The University of Edinburgh (MA (Hons) Politics 2:1)