Katharine Hepburn

Katharine is an associate in the Intellectual Property group. She qualified in 2015 and joined Wiggin at the start of 2016.

Katharine acts for a variety of clients on contentious matters including copyright, trade mark and passing off disputes, domain name complaints and advisory work across copyright, trade marks, designs, confidential information, contractual rights and enforcement strategy.

Katharine has a particular specialism in copyright and online rights protection.

Katharine has advised clients on an array of pirate services, as well as working on a number of applications for website blocking injunctions targeting copyright-infringing websites both in the UK and other jurisdictions.

Litigation highlights include assisting in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings in the first UK site blocking case regarding trade mark infringing websites, Cartier International AG & Ors v BT & Ors; and representing Warner Music and Sony Music in High Court proceedings in a 2019 UK test case regarding the “communication to the public” right against online radio aggregator platform, TuneIn.

Katharine has been named as a “Rising Star” by Managing Intellectual Property Katharine has contributed a number of articles to intellectual property publications including Entertainment Law Review and IP Magazine and she is a member of AIPPI and IPSoc.

Katharine completed the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice in 2019.