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Emily Nuttall-Wood

Senior Associate


Emily advises on and has experience of a broad spectrum of contentious Intellectual Property and IT matters. 

On the IP side, her particular focus includes soft IP matters (passing off, trade marks, copyright etc) but she also has a broad experience of design right and patent matters. She has acted for clients in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court), High Court and Court of Appeal and also has recent and substantial experience of mediation and international arbitration proceedings.

Emily also advises in relation to complex distressed IT projects. Her work in this area has included advising clients regarding the transition between IT sub-contractors; representing and assisting clients in seeking to terminate long-running but flawed IT initiatives; and advising in respect of the commercial and IP aspects involved with other IT contract disputes.

Emily has been commended on her practical approach and ability to communicate clearly and practically with clients from various sectors. She has been involved in the negotiation of substantial settlements, and has been instructed in respect of a number of domain name and online content disputes, including in respect of the interplay between comparative advertising and trade mark infringement. 

Emily also handles non-contentious matters, and has been involved in the drafting of a variety of IP agreements, such as licences and assignments. Emily has worked on substantial IP audit and value realisation projects, for both start-ups and well-established businesses. She has a strong background in corporate transaction advice, dealing with the varying IP aspects of the due diligence process, assisting with the drafting of relevant disclosures, and managing the negotiation of appropriate IP warranties and indemnities. 

Emily graduated in 2007 from the University of Edinburgh with a Joint Honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy, and went on to obtain a first class degree in Law from the University of Law in London (formerly College of Law).

Representative work:

  • Acting for the Defendants in ongoing High Court trade mark, passing off and copyright infringement proceedings.
  • Acting for a world-renowned media and information business in relation to a distressed IT project, involving counter-allegations of breach, and the negotiation of settlement and transitional arrangement. 
  • Acted for the successful Defendant in a patent infringement claim and invalidity counterclaim brought in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
  • Acted for the successful Respondent in international LCIA arbitration proceedings relating to termination of a long-running software licence.
  • Represented a successful Claimant in relation to a claim for online defamation and harassment, including an interim injunction application, default judgment application, damages assessment and contempt application and hearing see for example, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust & Ors v Shaikh, [2014] EWHC 2857 (QB) and [2014] EWHC 4331 (QB)).
  • Advised a household name on its use of comparative advertising.
  • Represented the applicant in a summary judgment application in the High Court, and advising through to settlement on favourable terms, in a dispute relating to the alleged repudiation of a trade mark licence.
  • Assisted numerous well-known global businesses with international trade mark portfolio management.
  • Acted for a UK fashion brand in a multi-party Dutch action based on design and copyright infringement, advising alongside Dutch counsel.
  • Acted for a software solutions provider in respect of a contractual dispute, including the negotiation of an agreement providing not only for settlement but also an on-going commercial relationship.
  • Acted in relation to a number of online content disputes, including domain name disputes, based on trade mark rights, passing off and/or copyright.