Satnam is an experienced IP specialist providing both litigious and non-litigious advice across all strands of IP. Ranging from drafting IP-sharing licensing arrangements, through to strategically dealing with pre-action negotiations on trademark disputes, through to running Patent Court proceedings.
Through this experience, Satnam has become a core pillar of DLA’s Midlands IP practice. While Satnam’s skills carry across all sectors, he has particular experience in the Sports & Retail sectors. Outside of IP, Satnam also has vast experience in drafting and negotiating a wide-range of commercial contracts.
Representing Greencastle in its High Court claim against professional rugby players James Haskell, Mike Tindall and Alex Payne for trademark infringement and passing off in relation to podcasts.
A senior member within DLA Piper's "Premier League" team, advising the Premier League Football Association Limited in relation to their on-going enforcement claims for copyright infringement against approx. 2000 public establishments.
Advising Heineken in relation to advertising campaigns parodying world-famous pieces of art (e.g. Michelangelo’s David via “Dave-O”).
Representing Spinmaster (owner of the Bakugan brand/anime) in relation to toy transformation technology infringements in co-ordinated multi-jurisdictional litigation (UK, Canada, Australia and US).
Acting for a bidder in the 2022 purchase of Chelsea Football Club.
Oxford University, IP Diploma, 2015
College of Law, LPC, 2010
Warwick University, LLB, 2009
Ranked as Tier 1 "Next Generation" IP Lawyer by Legal 500 for 2017 and 2018.
Satnam obtained a Distinction in both the LPC (with the highest marks in the region) and the IP Diploma from Oxford University (top 15% of marks).
IP session to Red Cross (200 delegates)
IP session to Aston Uni (50 delegates)
Regularly speaker at DLA WIN events
International secondment to Middle East (UAE, Saudia Arabia): 2012
Secondment to Barclaycard: 2012
Secondment to NCR: 2013
Satnam's social interests include football (including communication with IFAB on rule changes!), musicals, and The Dark Knight!
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