Vicky Butterworth

Vicky Butterworth

Counsel, Marks & Clerk
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Vicky is an experienced intellectual property lawyer. Her particular focus is on trade marks and brands, copyright, registered and unregistered designs and confidential information.

She advises clients on the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property rights across a broad range of sectors including creative industries, software, extended reality, FMCG, sport and retail.  Vicky advises companies ranging from small start-ups to big multinationals as well as individuals and charities. 

Clients appreciate Vicky’s strategic and creative thinking in relation to disputes and commercial issues. Vicky is recognised in World Trademark Review (2021) as “knowledgeable and user-friendly” and a Recommended Practitioner for Enforcement and Litigation, and in Legal 500 (2021) as offering “strong trade mark, copyright and database protection capabilities”

Vicky has extensive experience and expertise in relation to litigation in the High Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. She is also regularly called upon to advise clients on pre-litigation strategies with a view to achieving a resolution without the need for litigation.

Vicky’s work on commercial IP matters includes brand portfolio management, due diligence, clearance for advertising campaigns, audits, early stage creation of brands, registration strategies, collaboration agreements, IP ownership issues, licensing and coexistence arrangements.

Vicky is a Solicitor Advocate having been awarded Higher Rights of Audience. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and a member of Marques, the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association and the Copyright Society of the USA. Vicky is also on the IP Consulting Editorial Board for LexisPSL.

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