Neil Coulson

Department Chair - Intellectual Property (London) Partner

Neil Coulson


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"Neil Coulson is everything you could wish for in a lawyer. He has profound legal knowledge, is a skilled advocate and always has the client's best interest at heart."

Chambers & Partners UK 2024

Neil Coulson's experience handling the full spectrum of intellectual property transactions and litigation enables him to better protect the very core of a client’s business. Drawing from his understanding of the commercial landscape for industries including technology, energy and life sciences, Neil offers clients business savvy and pragmatic solutions to a variety of intellectual property needs.

Chambers UK 2023 describes Neil as "incredibly intelligent and responsive. He has a real understanding of IP and is very commercial." In Legal 500 UK 2022, clients describe Neil as a "legal guardian angel providing swift, accurate, brilliant legal advice on intellectual property issues and also general commercial problems." IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2023) describes Neil as a "star litigator" and "contentious whiz that consistently secures favorable results in complex fights." Neil is also recognised for his "flawless professionalism coupled with perfect team management and client relations" as well as having "a particular talent for reaching deep into complex business issues and identifying the legal steps required."

Neil's practice includes dispute resolution and the exploitation of intellectual property rights, including protection strategies and the full range of commercial agreements. He has asserted and defended intellectual property rights before the UK Courts, as well as in patent matters before the UK and European Patent Offices, and in trademark and design matters before the UK IPO and the EUIPO. In transactional matters, Neil advises on cross-border technology licensing issues, standalone intellectual property agreements and on intellectual property in the context of corporate and commercial transactions. He also advises on matters related to data privacy, and has a particular niche in advertising and sponsorship matters.