Jill Bainbridge

Partner and Head of Intellectual Property

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Jill is a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property at Harper James and has specialised in intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, brand and reputation management for over 20 years, having qualified as a intellectual property solicitor in 1994. Prior to joining Harper James she was a Partner with Blake Morgan who she joined in 1999.

Jill has a wealth of experience in advising on IP strategy and IP dispute resolution both nationally and internationally in relation to the full spectrum of rights including:

  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Trade mark
  • Passing off
  • Design rights
  • Database rights
  • Trade secrets
  • Confidential information
  • Domain names
  • Patent entitlement

Rated for her calm, pragmatic and commercial approach, Jill strives to resolve disputes in a timely and cost effective way, always being mindful of the commercial realities for the client.

I have over 20 years experience in acting for a wide range of clients from individuals to multi-national corporates, and handling matters involving various jurisdictions. This exposure means that I am adaptable in my approach and aim to find pragmatic solutions for clients.

Her sector experience includes leisure and retail, creative industries, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology, charities and education.

Jill has been rated as a Trade Mark Star in the 2024 Managing IP Stars ranking, and she also appears in other prominent directories such as World Trade Mark Review, Chambers and Legal 500.

Jill is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University and has an LLM in Advanced Litigation and Diploma in Legal Practice Management.

Away from work Jill enjoys travel, yoga, gardening and is a keen football and lacrosse fan.



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Jill Bainbridge

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Partner and Head of Intellectual Property

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