Peter Byrd, Associate
Peter specialises in advising on the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, in particular in relation to patents, trade marks, design rights and copyright.
AboutPeter specialises in advising on the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, in particular in relation to patents, trade marks, design rights and copyright. Peter has acted in cases before the UK's Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has worked with clients covering a broad range of industry sectors including fashion, retail, food and drink, sports, leisure, entertainment and technology.
Peter has previous experience advising on commercial and corporate transactions, property and construction matters as well as a six month secondment to the in house legal team at Debenhams Plc.
Peter is admitted to practice in England and Wales
- Advising businesses in relation to the infringement and validity of intellectual property rights including patents, trade marks, design rights and copyright
- Advising on and implementing brand clearance, trade mark protection and enforcement strategies for brand owners
- Advising on co-existence and collaboration agreements
The Tricky Issue of Joint Authorship in Copyright Works
Where more than one person creates a work, it can be deemed ‘joint authorship’ and each has the same rights as a sole author would.
IP in a Pod: Social Media
What IP issues surround the use and protection of hashtags, memes, GIFs and stickers?
IP in a Pod: Designs and design rights - part 2 (UK rights)
The second part of our two-part episode on designs and design rights.
IP in a Pod: Designs and design rights – part 1 (EU rights)
David, Pete and Rahim discuss registered and unregistered design rights in the European Union.
Brexit: Important copyright considerations for Broadcasters and other copyright owners
At the end of December 2020, as the transition period will end meaning that EU law and treaties will cease to apply.
Noel Wardle and Peter Byrd write for Chemist and Druggist on the possible next steps for Amazon Pharmacy
Brand Audits: Is your house in order?
Peter looks at the importance of brand audits and the key things you should consider when completing one.
IP in a Pod: Brand Audits
Discussing the importance of brand audits and the key points to consider when completing one.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 2
In this episode we discuss the use of third party content and infringement of third party rights.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 1
Are you using the lockdown to create online content at home? Here's some key points to consider.
Using the lockdown to create content at home? Here are some things to think about…
The Coronavirus crisis caused a spike in the amount of creative content being developed by individuals at home for consumption online.
IP in a Pod: What impact has COVID-19 had on the world of IP?
Our team explore how COVID-19 has impacted IP.
IP in a Pod: The impact of Megxit – A trade mark lawyer’s perspective
A look at the 'Sussex Royal' brand and the trademark issues around it.
IP in a Pod: Sky v Skykick
Looking at the recent CJEU judgment in Sky v Skykick.
Can you resell an e-book online?
Does EU law allow for the second hand sale of an e-book?
ECJ Ruling on EU Trade Mark Jurisdiction: Online Infringers Can No Longer ‘Hide’ From Justice
An ECJ ruling clarifies the power of EU Trade Mark Courts in Member States.
Whytes Bikes are triumphant in a copyright infringement claim concerning their stag logo
A recent case concerning copyright infringement provides a useful reminder of how witness evidence can make or break a case.
Fake News – Select Committee proposes radical shift in the balance of power - from the platform to the people
The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published their final report, titled ‘Disinformation and ‘fake news’’.
Changes to UK Trade Mark Law – what you need to know
Changes to the UK Trade Mark Act are coming on the 14 January 2019, to implement the 2015 Trade Marks Directive.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on sale of the Zenium Group to CyrusOne
Zenium is a leading hyperscale data center provider in Europe.