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Katharine Hepburn


Katharine is an associate in the Intellectual Property group and acts for a variety of clients on contentious matters. She joined Wiggin in 2016.

“I advise clients on a range of contentious issues and have a particular specialism in copyright and online rights protection.

My experience spans disputes concerning copyright, trade marks, passing off, breach of confidence and contractual rights, and includes dispute resolution in the courts (including High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court hearings), out of court and before other forums such as for domain name disputes. On the advisory side, I have experience across the aforementioned rights, together with advising on enforcement strategy.

A large part of my role involves helping clients to protect their assets from threat or compromise in the digital world. This means I advise on an array of pirate services and have helped to protect clients’ assets worldwide through website blocking injunctions targeting infringing websites both in the UK and other jurisdictions.’’

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

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