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Jake Hayes


Location Islington, London


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About Jake

Jake is an intellectual property lawyer who advises on a wide-range of IP rights including trade marks, patents, designs and copyright for clients of all sizes in a wide-range of sectors, including food and drink, fashion, FMCG, electronics and life sciences.

Jake has plenty of experience dealing in contentious matters, which has included a major EU-wide trade marks and designs Customs detention programme, a FMCG trade marks matter, a life sciences patent revocation, and electronics/telecommunications patent infringement matter heard in the high court and Court of Appeal.

On the non-contentious side, Jake works closely with SMEs to develop their IP filing and management strategies. Jake also advises clients on and drafts commercial contracts which deal with various IP rights and commercial issues.

Prior to working in the legal sector, Jake worked for several national charities where he formed commercial partnerships and brand licensing agreements with major companies throughout the UK.

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About their firm


Briffa is a highly regarded practice, specialising in intellectual property, information technology, media, data protection and commercial law. Margaret Briffa is assisted by a highly experienced team of specialist lawyers.

The firm focuses in particular on intellectual property protection and enforcement and has an excellent track record of providing clients with clear advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Briffa acts for a wide range of clients across all industries, from start-ups to household names. The firm has a loyal following of clients who benefit from the firm’s pragmatic approach and winning solutions. The firm has a particularly strong reputation for assisting start-ups and SMEs to protect all aspects of their business, giving clear advice on intellectual property matters and commercial/contractual arrangements.


Briffa is a member of the Knowledge Quarter, which is a focal point for one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world (partners include Google and the Guardian), and regularly presents on intellectual property and information technology law issues of interest and relevance to its clients. Most recently, the firm presented at Google Campus on the significance of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation for businesses, and hosted a panel discussion with EVCOM on the protection and enforcement of copyright and other intellectual property rights in the film and music industries.

The firm also regularly presents to start-ups at the monthly Digital Business Drop-In hosted at the Digital Catapult Centre in London by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

Briffa has recently been invited to sit on the editorial board of The Copyright Lawyer Magazine, the sister publication to The Patent Lawyer Magazine and The Trade Mark Lawyer Magazine, and the firm also frequently writes articles for the ITMA Review and a range of other specialist trade publications.


In the field of copyright, leading cases in which the firm has acted include Norowzian v Arks Limited & Guinness Brewing Worldwide Limited (1999, Court of Appeal) and Maltez v Lewis (1999, High Court).

In the field of designs, notable cases in which the firm has acted include Parker v Tidball (1997, High Court), Green Lane Products Limited v PMS International Group plc & Others (2008, Court of Appeal), PMS International Group plc v Magmatic Limited (2016, Supreme Court).

Briffa also acted in Future New Development Limited v BNS Patente und Marken GMBH (2014), a leading case in relation to jurisdiction.

Notable clients include Anorak, Chartered Society of Designers, Farfetch UK, Heathcote & Ivory, Touchtunes, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Spectrum Brands.


“Briffa have been great support getting our business sorted out on the legal side giving us a firm foundation on which to build.”
Jonathan Matthew, Sollilas


from 3 reviews
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by Jason on 11 Sep, 2018

Jake was superb and procided excellent service. A very professional service, very highly rated.

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by Sheila on 28 Jan, 2017

He covered every thing we ask for and we will use him later on .This will be As regards images .. The photographic images sent to us via friends and family photographers for use on our site . Thank you Jake Cheers Sheila Richards

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by Alexander on 12 Jan, 2017