Emma Himsworth QC elected chair of the IPBA

Himsworth has previously worked with the IPBA on policy issues relating to the UK’s exit from the EU.

Emma Himsworth QC from One Essex Court has been appointed as chair of the Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA).

On behalf of the IPBA, Himsworth has previously worked on policy issues in relation to the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on IP law, along with practice and related matters with a focus on trademarks and designs.

One Essex Court said Himsworth is recognised as one of the “leading” silks at the IP Bar, and her work covers a spectrum of intellectual property law and related aspects of commercial law. Additionally, she has a particular interest in trademarks and passing off.

Himsworth has instructed in judicial reviews that involve questions of both IP and competition law, and has appeared in a number of high-profile appeals before the General Court of the EU. 

The IPBA is the specialist association for barristers practising intellectual property law in England and Wales. The association covers topics including patents, registered trademarks, passing off, copyright, registered and unregistered design rights, performers’ rights, trade secrets and breach of confidence. 

Intellectual property barristers also appear in privacy and media law cases. IPBA members provide specialist advice, advocacy and mediation services in a wide range of litigation, arbitration and transactional work.

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