Burness does legal IP work through its team of 10 fee earners in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The felicitously named David Goodbrand heads the IP team, whose clients include Celtic FC, Harris Tweed and Standard Life. The firm is recognised for its expertise in the IT sector.
Standout cases this year included acting for Revo Technologies in proceedings brought against Bang & Olufsen regarding groundless threats and a counterclaim for an infringement of design rights which eventually settled. Elsewhere, Goodbrand and James Rice are advising Bioflow on a number of endorsement agreements with sportsmen such as John Daly and Lee Westwood.