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Holly Strube, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Intellectual property, Retail


Holly is a managing associate in the commercial, IP and IT team. She has nearly 10 years’ experience advising clients on design right, trade mark and copyright disputes, with a focus on the fashion and luxury goods sectors.

With particular expertise in design right infringement litigation gained through representing high street fashion brands while in private practice, Holly acts on all forms of design right, trade mark and copyright litigation, both in the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, as well as UDRP proceedings before Nominet, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Company Names Tribunal. She regularly advises on intellectual property protection and enforcement, interim injunctions and damages inquiries and represents clients at complex multi-party mediations. She also manages counterfeiting policies and trade mark portfolios.

In addition to litigious work, Holly advises on trade mark opposition matters before the UK and European Union Intellectual Property Offices, commercial contract matters and intellectual property due diligence. Holly is listed in the WTR 1000 for enforcement and litigation and is described as a lawyer who relishes the cut and thrust of trademark and design infringement cases, and garners warm plaudits from clients: “Holly is a tremendously reliable asset for our business and we are highly confident in her advice and direction.” She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2016 from another leading South East law firm. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2016 from another leading South East law firm.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a high end footwear designer on a registered community design right infringement claim against a retailer.
  • Assisting a luxury jewellery designer on a claim for trade mark and copyright infringement against a television shopping channel.
  • Acting for a software provider in the education sector on opposition proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office, including compiling evidence of proof of use.
  • Advising an American company which hosts beauty pageants on a trade mark infringement claim against a UK individual in proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

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