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  Neville Cordell



Neville specialises in all areas of IP litigation and advisory work. He has wide experience of patent, trade mark, passing off, internet domain name, copyright, design and confidential information disputes. His experience includes: proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice; in arbitration; before Trade Mark Registries; under internet domain name; and company name procedures.

Chambers 2017 states that “Neville Cordell has a comprehensive IP practice which takes in transactions, litigation and due diligence involving all core rights. One client says: ‘He is extremely knowledgeable, has an excellent understanding of the law and is very good on tactics’”. WTR1000 2016 describes “litigation and advisory ace Neville Cordell” as “‘a shining star in an excellent group’. ‘He runs things well and provides really strong leadership.’ A pristine track record helps him to hammer out exceptional deals during settlement negotiations". IAM Patent 1000 2016 adds that he “has faultless common sense and adds a lot of value. Clients really trust him”.

Neville is a partner in the team that was awarded IP Law Firm of the Year and Patent Law firm of the Year at the 2011 Intellectual Property Magazine Awards.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic qualifications

BEng (first class honours), Aerospace Systems Engineering, University of Southampton

LLM (with distinction), Intellectual Property, King's College London

CPE (with distinction)

Law Society Finals (first class honours)

MSc, Structural Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Published work

Cordell, N., Woolgar, A. (2014) “Review of the year: trademarks”, Intellectual Property Magazine

Cordell, N. (Editor and author of UK chapter) (2014) "Intellectual Property and the Internet", Globe Law and Business

Cordell, N., Bridgman Baker, P. (2014) "Copyright comment: ISPs and site blocking orders", Intellectual Property Magazine

Practical Intellectual Property, a looseleaf publication, editing and updating the chapters on passing off and patent law

Editor, Informa Professional Academy course in Brand Protection

Articles on various Intellectual Property issues for PLC magazine, Patent World, Trade Mark World, Copyright World and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Virtual Realities  Advertising in the virtual world Intellectual Property Magazine

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