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Clare Blendis

Clare Blendis

Senior Associate

Clare is a Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property group.



Clare has over 10 years' experience advising on issues of validity and infringement of IP rights, including complex technical patents.

Her practice involves co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional IP litigation, managing matters to trial in the UK Patents Court and negotiating and drafting brand usage, co-existence and other IP licence and assignment agreements.

Clare's experience includes advising:

  • Rockwool in its defence against comparative advertising, trade mark infringement and malicious falsehood proceedings of a DVD produced to demonstrate the fire safety of its competitor's insulation products
  • IKOS in proceedings brought by a former director of the hedge fund asserting ownership of intellectual property used by IKOS and alleging infringement of copyright and database rights
  • AbbVie in a number of multi-jurisdictional matters including its defence of High Court proceedings relating to its 'blockbuster' drug Humira
  • Jaguar Land Rover in drafting a detailed licence agreement to enable branded lifestyle products to be sold in stand-alone stores and concessions through-out mainland China
  • Kaketsuken on termination of a licence which was part of a set of agreements involving issues of estoppel and effective service of notice of termination. 



Clare has a first class degree in Biological Science and has previously worked as a molecular geneticist. She was first admitted to practise in England and Wales in 2006.

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