Ralph Wehrle

Ralph is a partner who primarily advises on resolving intellectual property disputes as well as commercial matters with an intellectual property element.

He has experience of all intellectual property rights and has undertaken domain name disputes under the ICANN arbitration procedure, anti-counterfeiting operations both in the UK and abroad and, where necessary, litigation representing clients from the Trade Mark Registry through the civil and criminal courts to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and from seeking urgent interim relief through trials to damage and costs assessments and appeals.

Ralph now frequently acts in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) where he puts its procedures and strict cost regime to best advantage and has recently been involved in trials to protect and enforce patents and copyrights. He represents clients in a range of sectors including fashion, design, media and the professions.