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Rhys Jarman

Partner - Head of IP, Technology and Manufacturing Disputes

Rhys specialises in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and technology disputes. Rhys is interested in all things "Brexit" and is a member of our Brexit Advisory Board.

"Clients praise team head Rhys Jarman as being 'highly analytical and very astute on the commercial side of the negotiations'."

Legal 500 UK


  • Successful conclusion of High Court proceedings in respect of an allegation of copyright infringement in computer games software.
  • Advising a gaming company in relation to alleged breach of confidence by a former employee.
  • Successfully defended Patents County Court proceedings in respect of patented technology used in double glazing.
  • Advising on a patent dispute relating to a household product.
  • Advising on alleged patent infringement and copyright infringement relating to audio-watermarking of sound recordings.
  • Advising an inventor in relation to a contractual dispute under a patent licence relating to the inventor’s entitlement to license fees.
  • Acting in several IPEC proceedings relating to the infringement of copyright in photographs.
  • Acting in an international arbitration relating to an allegation of trade mark infringement and breach of contract.
  • Acting in trade mark opposition proceedings for clients ranging from software application developers to a snack distributor.
  • Resolution of a dispute between songwriters and performers of a song which had been used without permission in a film globally released in cinemas, by way of a payment of a substantial royalty to our clients.
  • Successful conclusion of IPEC proceedings relating to the alleged infringement of a registered design.
  • Advising on numerous unregistered design right claims for major lighting manufacturer and retailers.

"Rhys Jarman and associate Luke Moulton have provided us with such clear advice. They are a pleasure to deal with and really care deeply about what they do on our behalf"

Legal 500 UK


Rhys gained his law degree from Southampton University and subsequently trained with DLA. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Bristol University. He became a partner at Wright Hassall in 2003.


Playing and watching most sports, particularly football (as a life long fan of Ipswich Town FC), golf and travel.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Tariva Thomas - Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Tariva Thomas Senior Associate
Pete Maguire - Commercial Contracts Lawyer
Pete Maguire Partner - Head of Commercial
Suki Harrar - Employment Law Solicitor
Suki Harrar Partner
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