Lucy is a specialist intellectual property (IP) lawyer and has extensive experience in advising on all (IP) and related rights. She has particular expertise in the protection, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights as well as in IP disputes, as well as a distinct specialism in copyright issues in the context of software, the Internet, and databases.
Lucy’s clients have ranged from artists and inventors through to banks, professional service firms, and large airlines. Other sector experience includes shipping, energy, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. She also specialises in contractual issues related to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture about which she advises international non-governmental organisations. Lucy teaches IP at Cambridge University as an external tutor on its Law degree. She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group, and between 2009 and 2011 was a Council member of AIPPI (a non-governmental organisation for the formulation of policy relating to IP protection).
- Copyright and database rights
- Trade marks and branding issues
- Protection of know-how and confidential information
- Traditional knowledge and plant genetic resources
- IP due diligence
- Assignment and licensing of IP rights
- Audits of IP rights
- Website issues including domain name disputes
- Resolving IP and IT disputes
- IPEC and High Court litigation
- Advised the Global Crop Diversity Trust on its Crop Wild Relatives Project, database issues, and standardising its contractual documentation
- Acted for cosmetics company Nude Brands in its reported High Court community trade mark infringement dispute, Nude Brands v Stella McCartney and L’Oreal (2009)
- Acted for US printer manufacturer Markem Corporation in landmark patent entitlement dispute, Markem v Zipher (2005)
- Acted for easyJet defending its airline booking system in the leading case on software copyright infringement, Navitaire v easyJet Airline Company (2004)
- Acted for pharmaceutical companies in the leading case on parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights, Boehringer Ingelheim v Swingward (2000)
- Acted for British umbrella manufacturer Fulton in a design right infringement action, Fulton v Grant Barnett (2000)
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2014, she worked at the following firms:
- Stephenson Harwood
- Herbert Smith
- Jones Day