Victoria Gyles has a broad intellectual property practice, having advised a wide range of clients on many different intellectual property rights and other related legal and commercial matters. The technologies and industry sectors that she has covered include life sciences and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, electronic display technology, automotive, industrial chemicals, food processing, education, home-ware, luxury goods, cosmetics and fashion. She advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and has a particular interest in patents and trade marks.
In her contentious work, Victoria has worked on some significant and high value patent and trade mark claims including cases covering multiple jurisdictions and/or with cross-border elements. She has been involved in cases in the UK (before the High Court, Patents Court and Patents County Court, now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)), as well as in disputes in the EPO and cases in other jurisdictions. She has also represented clients before the trade mark registry at the EUIPO.
Victoria has advised clients on many UK and international commercial transactions in which IP has been important. This has included: licensing arrangements, distribution and franchising agreements, assignments, joint venture agreements, sponsorship agreements and advising on matters of contract interpretation. She also advises on brand protection and on validity and infringement risks.
Victoria gained a Masters’ degree in Natural Sciences and in Chemistry in 2005, and obtained The Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice in 2011.
Victoria is a keen member of the AIPPI and is an associate member of CIPA. She participated in the AIPPI UK working committee and contributed to the preparation of the UK response to the 2014 question on second medical use or indication claims. Victoria is also an active member of LES Britain & Ireland and is on the LES Laws committee.
Victoria has written many articles on intellectual property for a variety of professional publications, including discursive articles on the costs of litigation in the UK, SPCs and second medical use claims, as well as various case law updates.
Prior to joining Wiggin Victoria worked at Redd, having previously trained at Linklaters.