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Nick White

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Nick is an intellectual property, commercial and digital specialist.

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About

Nick is an intellectual property (IP), commercial and digital specialist. He uses creative and long term thinking to help businesses identify, protect and maximise the value of their IP and data. 

Nick’s experience spans many areas including brand protection, e-commerce, broadcasting, esports, gaming, data protection, AI and blockchain, crypto assets and NFTs. Alongside his expertise in sports, as one of the firm’s key lifestyle lawyers, Nick works extensively across the entertainment, leisure, fashion and food and beverage industries.

Nick advises governing bodies like FIFA and the ATP and businesses such as Rapha and Honest Burgers. He also has a strong practice advising high profile individuals and has advised Sir Mo Farah, Timo Werner and Sir Clive Woodward.

Nick co-wrote the UK chapter of the book "Sports Image Rights in Europe" and the chapter on social tokens in the Law Society’s Blockchain: Legal & Regulatory Guidance (Second Edition). He is a former director of the British Association for Sport and the Law. Nick has been recommended by the Chambers and Partners, Legal500, World Trademark Review, IP Stars and Who's Who directories.

Nick is admitted to practise in England and Wales. 

Experience

  • Advised Hong Kong-listed Symphony Holdings Limited on the $28 million disposal of its Pony international footwear brand, in part to Iconix Brand Group and in part to a new joint venture between Symphony and Iconix.
  • Advised the Great Run company on the disposal of the GREAT RUN brand in Europe and the formation of a joint venture to exploit the brand in the rest of the world.
  • Counsels global sports governing bodies such as FIFA, the ITF and the ATP on various different commercial, data and IP issues.

Recognition

  • uk-leading-individual-2024

Our thinking

  • UK Ruling Revitalizes Discussions On Harmonizing AI And IP

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    Insights

  • Nick White writes an opinion piece for City AM on the EU AI Act

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    In The Press

  • Nick White and Olivia Gray write for Law360 on a Supreme Court decision on AI and patents

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    In The Press

  • Nick White comments widely in the press on a Supreme Court decision on whether AI can be named as an inventor in a patent dispute

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    In The Press

  • EU AI Act – Will it become a law for all the world?

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    Quick Reads

  • Copyright and AI: Part 2 – Infringement by machine?

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    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys named ‘UK Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year’ at the Managing IP Awards 2023

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    News

  • The Financial Times quotes Nick White on risks to content creators promoting counterfeits

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    In The Press

  • The Daily Telegraph quotes Nick White on AI and 'workplace displacement'

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    In The Press

  • Copyright and AI: Part 1 – Teaching the machine

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    Insights

  • Digital Assets in 2022-23: Key Developments & Trend Spotting in the UK, Switzerland, the Middle East & Hong Kong

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    Insights

  • Silicon quotes Nick White on what the 2023 Spring Budget means for UK tech

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    In The Press

  • Verdict quotes Nick White on his cryptocurrency predictions for 2023

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    In The Press

  • Instagram: NFT Factory and Marketplace

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    Quick Reads

  • Charles Russell Speechlys features in the Financial Worldwide discussing sustainability in the retail industry

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    News

  • Ethereum and its upcoming Merge: What will (and won't) happen?

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    Quick Reads

  • Nick White writes for Sports Business on the new IP laws to help protect Fifa World Cup rights

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    In The Press

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