Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Victoria Jones is recognised for her expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

Intellectual Property - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

Enjoys a strong reputation in the field for her broad-based knowledge and significant expertise. Her diverse practice covers areas such as passing off, breach of confidence and trade mark disputes.
Strengths: “Excellent in court with a very friendly manner that puts clients at ease. She has an impressive intellect and an excellent eye for detail.” “First-class, she adopts a commercial approach, manages client expectations and is remarkably quick to respond.”
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the claimant in Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management Inc v (1) Cornucopia Entertainment Limited (2) Minesh Vohra. The claim centred around passing off, trade mark infringement and breach of contract after the defendants allegedly sold unauthorised tickets to the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Intellectual Property - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

Particularly strong at trade marks and passing-off cases, and someone with a burgeoning reputation in the growing field of online intellectual property. Acts in Bristol and the South West, and is a leading IP figure in the region.

Strengths: "Very strong intellect and very personable. An extremely strong advocate." "Becoming Bristol’s premier IP specialist barrister, providing a very credible alternative to London."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Intellectual Property – The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

Victoria Jones - Bristol-based and quickly establishing a strong following amongst the leading IP solicitors in the South West. She has recently been instructed on a number of significant trade mark and passing-off cases, and is a popular speaker on issues such as online IP.
Expertise: "She is first-rate; she's personable, she gets stuck in, and her knowledge of the law is excellent." "She is very user-friendly and responsive, and clients really like her."
Recent work: She defended Lidl in trade mark infringement and passing-off proceedings brought by Dairy Crest, concerning Lidl's Valley Spire and Dairy Crest's Cathedral City cheeses.



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Victoria Jones
- She distils complicated legal issues into easily digestible language.

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Intellectual property – Leading juniors
Victoria Jones - Her technical skills are excellent; she takes complicated issues and explains them succinctly and clearly to lay clients.

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Victoria Jones - 3PB ‘Takes a very commercial approach.'


Victoria joined 3PB in 2009 having previously practised at a leading IP set and worked at a boutique media law firm.

Her IP practice covers all aspects of copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off, database rights and breach of confidence actions. She has extensive experience in the High Court, Patents County Court including applications for interim relief.

Victoria has been involved in advising major organisations in the film and music industries in relation to copyright matters and has advised and represented many other companies and individuals including well known cosmetic and fashion labels, publishers and brand owners in relation to their IPRs. Victoria frequently advises and represents clients in employee competition cases dealing with breach of confidence, database rights, and restrictive covenants.

Recent work:

  • Representing a well-known online fashion brand in High Court proceedings for trade mark infringement and passing off.
  • Representing and advising a financial services provider in High Court actions for breach of confidence, database right infringement and breach of contract against former employees.
  • Representing and advising a software/database service provider in a claim for copyright infringement and breach of confidence against a well-known online betting and gaming company.
  • Representing and advising a well-known directory in a trade mark infringement dispute in the Patents County Court.
  • Representing and advising a manufacturer in relation to County Court proceedings involving design right, breach of confidence and breach of contract.
  • Advising a well-known British brand in relation to Opposition proceedings at OHIM.

Significant Cases:

  • National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Alliance Removals and Storers Ltd and Barrett* (September 2011- Patents County Court)
  • Redwood Tree Services Ltd v Warren Aspey t/a Redwood Tree Surgeons* [2011] EWPCC 014
  • Freshtime UK Ltd* v Wayne [2006] EWHC 3639 (Ch)
  • PPL* v Gough [2007] All ER (D) 255 (Oct)
  • Coty Prestige Lancaster Group GmbH and Anor* v Beauty Collection (London) Ltd [2007] EWHC 3087 (Ch); [2007] All ER (D) 388

* denotes which party Victoria acted for

Books

  • Copinger and Skone James on Copyright (15th Edn) – Contributor
  • The Modern Law of Trade Marks (2nd Edition) – Contributor
  • The Community Trade Mark Handbook (Release No.9 2006) – Contributor
  • The Community Designs Handbook – Contributor

Articles

  • Photographs, privacy & public places E.I.P.R. 2007 29(9) 257-361
  • Smell-alike: a bed of roses or a crown of thorns? NLJ Vol. 156 p.1862
  • Two bites of the cherry? NLJ Vol. 156 p.942 (co-author Jeremy Reed)
  • What Constitutes a Copyright Work - Does it Really Matter? [2005] ENT.L.R. Vol16 No.5 129
  • Musical Works: Out with the old and in with the new? [2005] ENT.L.R. Vol.16 No. 489

Speaking

Victoria has been a tutor on the commercial option of the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham law school.

She frequently speaks at commercially organised seminars/lectures and has recently given talks on the Patents County Court (practice and procedure); the overlap between copyright and designs) and Intellectual Property in an insolvency context.

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