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Huw Cookson

Senior Associate

Huw practices in intellectual property law and advises a range of domestic and international clients on a variety of contentious IP and transactional matters, as well as on advertising matters.

Huw has knowledge in contract, copyright, trade marks, passing off, confidential information and defamation.

Areas of FocusIntellectual Property
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising The Football Association Premier League in relation to successful applications for orders requiring UK internet service providers to block customers' access to servers streaming infringing live content.
  • Acting in trademark and domain name enforcement matters for a variety of clients, including matters before Nominet, WIPO, The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court.
  • Advising on IP aspects of a variety of corporate transactions.
  • Advising clients in relation to advertising issues including proposed copy and ASA complaints (including competitor complaints).
  • Advising clients on various defamation claims against, among others, national newspapers in the UK.
  • English
  • University of Oxford, Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2018-2019
  • The College of Law, Chester, LPC

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Huw worked in-house at Tesco as IP and Advertising Counsel (2017-2019) as well as for another firm in London.