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Background &

Qualifications

  • 1985: London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM
  • 1986-1987: Fitzhugh Gates
  • 1987: Admitted as a solicitor
  • 1987-1991: Boodle Hatfield, Intellectual Property Department
  • 1991-1992: Clifford Chance, Computer and Telecommunication Department
  • 1992-1995: Rouse and Co (now Willoughby & Partners), Anti-Counterfeiting
  • 1995 to date: Briffa, Founding Partner
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Memberships &

Recognition

  • Member of The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Co-Author, Law Society Publication ‘Design Law’
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal500
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“Margaret Briffa is well known for representing small creative businesses in infringement litigation concerning all core rights, in particular trade marks and designs. She also advises on anti-counterfeiting strategies.

An effective communicator who stays focused on results. She gives clear explanations of the steps to take and is client and solution-focused.”

– Chambers & Partners

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Work Highlights

  • Represented Rattan Warehouse in a dispute concerning unregistered designs in relation to garden furniture.
  • Set legal precedent in the following cases:
    • Magmatic v PMS Group International Limited
    • Future New Developments v Green Lane Products v PMS International Limited
    • Farmers Build v Carriers Bulk Handling Limited (2008)
    • Parker v Tidball
    • Norowzian v Arks & Guinness Brewing Worldwide
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