Megan Jefferies

Megan Jefferies

Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Mobile 07826845808

Partner - Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Based in our Bristol office, Megan qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has over 18 years' experience as Commercial Litigator. She became a partner in 2016, specialising in intellectual property disputes, including cases involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, passing off, design right infringement and Company Names Tribunal disputes.

Heading up Thrings’ Intellectual Property team, Megan is also experienced in providing non-contentious Intellectual Property and Data Protection advice and manages several global trade mark portfolios for her clients. She is adept at making trade mark applications both in the UK and globally via WIPO or her extensive network of tried and trusted agents in different jurisdictions.

She also has extensive experience handling commercial contract disputes and allegations of fraud against company directors. Megan is keenly aware of the need to adopt a commercial approach and is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Megan's relevant experience includes:
  • Defending a Silicon Valley software developer against allegations of copyright infringement and misuse of confidential data ‚ settling the litigation as well as a wider international patent dispute between the parties
  • Defending injunctive proceedings against a well-known holiday company for alleged trademark infringement and passing off
  • Settling a multi-party fraud claim against the former director of our client company, a corporate competitor and its managing director in the rail industry
  • Acting for a financial services company in defence of multi-million pound fraud litigation against the company, its former managing director and associated parties
  • Settling a copyright infringement dispute with the BBC relating to its unauthorised use of film clips produced and owned by our client
  • Acting for various household names in defending allegations of copyright and design right infringement achieving positive settlements in each instance
  • Managing global trade mark portfolios for various clients

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