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Simon Casinader

Representing an American athletic footwear and apparel corporation on all design matters in the UK, including advising on design strategy for three of its business units, and managing the design portfolio and enforcement programs for the company - one of the largest of its kind.
Representing leading consumer brands in anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement matters, and trade mark, copyright, design, and related proceedings before the UK High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UKIPO, EUIPO Boards of Appeal, EU General Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and international courts.
Advising AMAN Group, the leading global resorts and lifestyle company, on the management of its global IP portfolio, IP strategy, and global IP enforcement programs, in addition to various international hotel, restaurant, lifestyle, and product launches, including the highly publicised AMAN New York, JANU Tokyo and AIUa, the SVA Wellness Supplements range, and AMAN Essentials skincare, fragrances, and accessories.
Advising Luxottica on its UK trademark and design matters, including enforcement and opposition matters relating to the iconic RAY BAN, OAKLEY, AVIATOR, and PERSOL eyewear brands.
Advising a leading global software company on its international piracy and licence compliance enforcement programs, including enforcement and litigation in the UK, EU, Middle East, Asia, and South America.
Advising on social media and influencer marketing issues for a range of clients, including drafting and negotiating influencer, brand ambassador, and endorsement agreements and advising on regulatory, policy, and IP issues on platforms such as Instagram, SnapChat, and TikTok.
Advising Thomas Pink on the worldwide management of its IP rights, including licensing, brand and design protection, portfolio management, enforcement, and commercial projects.
Acting for a kitchen and bathroom material retailer and manufacturer in relation to appealing two decisions of the Australian Trade Marks Office to the Federal Court of Australia.
Acted for an Australian health and media personality in relation to trade mark registrations and infringement allegations.
Acting for an Australian health food and beverage company to enforce its intellectual property rights throughout the world, which has included advising on a trade mark infringement action in Poland relating to an alleged infringement of one of its beverage trade marks.
Advising fashion company Alexander McQueen in relation to filing a trade mark application for MCQUEEN which was opposed by Metropolitan Services Ltd, the owner of the CHRISTINE MCQUEEN trade mark. Alexander McQueen sought to cancel the CHRISTINE MCQUEEN trade mark for non-use. Alexander McQueen was successful on its appeal to the Federal Court of Australia and it was successful in having the CHRISTINE MCQUEEN trade mark removed for a number of goods and services. K&L Gates was ultimately successful in registering the MCQUEEN trade mark for Alexander McQueen.
Advising a prominent Australian artist about the use of one if his paintings which was reproduced on a paint tin.
Advising on major intellectual property litigation regarding alleged misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, and trade mark infringement.
Acting for clients in various online conduct matters, including recovering domain names registered in bad faith and filing complaints with Google to cease the unauthorised use of registered trade marks as Google AdWords.
Advising a manufacturing company on various global trade mark matters.
Acting for Seafolly in copyright infringement proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, including a proceeding Seafolly successfully brought against Fewstone (City Beach) where Seafolly established copyright infringement in two fabric prints and an embroidery design applied to garments.
Acting for SNF Australia in relation to Patent Oppositions in the Australian Patents Office, and patent invalidity and patent infringement proceedings in the Federal and High Court.
Advising SNF Australia, an Australian company which manufactures chemicals used in water treatment (particularly mining), in relation to Patent Oppositions in the Australian Patents Office, and patent invalidity and patent infringement proceedings in the Federal and High Court. We have acted on various proceedings involving innovation and standard patents and patents of addition.
Advising Factory X in relation to a trade mark infringement claim in the Federal Court of Australia brought against CupoNation GmbH.
Acting for an Australian food container company in respect of design and trade mark protection strategies, IP portfolio management, and acting in a Supreme Court proceeding against its former distributor in the UK.
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