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Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson is a specialist in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. Commercially-minded and user-friendly, Chris advises and represents clients ranging from large corporations and substantial rights owners to individual professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and inventors. Clients have access to his experience acting in high-profile litigation, technically complex cases and cases involving known personalities, and advising on non-contentious IP issues, drafting IP agreements or handling sensitive negotiations.

Chris brings to his clients expertise in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright and related rights, unregistered design right, registered designs, registered trade marks, passing off, database right, patents, privacy, data protection, confidentiality, and in all areas of media and entertainment law, especially music, television and film.

Chris can be hired directly by businesses and private individuals.

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Awards

Notable Voter Comments: “An excellent IP lawyer who takes the trouble to understand the client’s needs”

2018

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year in England – 2018 Corporate Intl Global Awards

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year – UK – Finance Monthly Law Awards 2018

2017

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ5 Global Awards 2017

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2017

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year – UK – Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year – UK – Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017

2016

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ5 Global Awards 2016

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ5 Law Awards 2016

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year- UK – Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016

2015

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ Global Awards 2015

Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year – UK – Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2015

2014

IP Counsel of the Year in England – 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ Law Awards 2014

England – IP Barrister of the Year – ACQ Global Awards 2014

Qualifications

Durham University – Bsc. Hons. Mathematics

College of Law, Guildford – Diploma in Law

Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course

Languages

Fluent French

Memberships

Bar of England and Wales (called 1995)

Bar of Northern Ireland (called 1996)

Interests

Chris writes novels – he is the author of Proof of Death, a thriller featuring lawyer Richard Troy

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*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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