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Portrait of Daniel Berry
Areas of expertise: Intellectual property, Commercial


Daniel advises on all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement in the UK and EU including trade marks, passing off, domain names, anti-counterfeiting, design rights, copyright, patents and confidential information. He works for clients across a variety of business sectors with particular expertise in the fashion, travel, food and drink, entertainment, agriculture, automotive and sports industries.

His significant track record in all aspects of trade mark and design filing includes the prosecution and enforcement of rights before the UKIPO and EUIPO registries. He frequently advises on the registrability of brands, national and international portfolio management and the commercial exploitation of these rights. Daniel also specialises in IP litigation and has considerable experience before the High Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, as well as in UDRP proceedings before Nominet, WIPO and the Company Names Tribunal. He has a strong background in anti-counterfeiting matters, customs notices and criminal prosecutions.

Ranked as a ‘leading individual’ for intellectual property by The Legal 500, Daniel is ‘noted for his management of trade mark and design portfolios, as well as his litigation work’. The directory comments that 'Daniel Berry leaves no stone unturned' and is 'a strong strategic thinker’ whilst his team provides a ‘very good, responsive service’, ‘their advice is always well thought out and in strong detail and they provide a London service at regional prices and represent very good value for money’.

Daniel has obtained postgraduate qualifications in intellectual property from Oxford University and Queen Mary University of London.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for an international car manufacturer in High Court trade mark and design right infringement proceedings.
  • Bringing infringement action over a range of car parts, service books, alloys, wheel badges and air bags before the civil and criminal courts and working alongside customs and Trading Standards to provide a holistic anti-counterfeiting strategy.
  • Acting for an international consumer electronics and video game company on a variety of copyright and trade mark infringements relating to merchandise, hardware and software.
  • Managing the worldwide rights portfolio of an international professional services organisation and taking enforcement action domestically and internationally against infringers of the organisation’s rights.
  • Resolving a dispute with Nestle over the use of a food and drink manufacturer’s brand in several EU member states: the client was able to obtain EU wide trade mark protection and reach a co-existence agreement on the parties’ use of the mark across the EU.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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