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Jill Bainbridge

Intellectual Property Partner

Harper James

Jill Bainbridge is an Intellectual Property Partner at Harper James and has specialized in IP protection, dispute resolution, and brand and reputation management for over 20 years. Jill has a wealth of experience advising on IP strategy and IP dispute resolution in the UK and internationally for the full spectrum of IP rights.

Rated for her calm, pragmatic and commercial approach, Jill strives to resolve disputes in a timely and cost effective way, always being mindful of the commercial realities for the client.

Her sector experience includes leisure and retail, creative industries, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology, charities and education.

Jill is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University and has an LLM in Advanced Litigation and Diploma in Legal Practice Management.

She regularly speaks at international conferences and delivers in-house training on a variety of IP and reputation management topics.

Away from work Jill enjoys travel, yoga, gardening and is a keen football and lacrosse fan.

Recent Articles by Jill Bainbridge

UK Decision Provides Guidance on Takedown Notices and Unjustified Threats

A large number of businesses trade through online platforms and marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. Consumers may believe that because goods are listed on a well-known trusted platform, they are authentic, and the sellers have been approved in some way by the service provider. Unfortunately, as too many business owners are aware, e-commerce platforms offer counterfeiters and infringers a relatively easy way of offering their infringing goods for sale. A balance must be struck between forcing online marketplace providers to police intellectual property disputes themselves and allowing businesses to protect their intellectual property rights effectively when they are being exploited via online platforms.