Naazneen Schmittzehe is an IP specialist lawyer with 25 years of experience in non-contentious and contentious Intellectual Property work. Qualified as a solicitor she has worked for leading international city law firms, west end and niche practices. With experience in a wide number of sectors including fashion, music, publishing, luxury, retail, food and technology, Naazneen manages trade mark portfolios with a particular emphasis on the retail sector. Naazneen is experienced in the planning and execution of anti-counterfeiting operations both in the UK and abroad and has been involved in numerous successful operations. She advises upon exploitation as well as protection of intellectual property rights. Rated as ‘excellent‘ in the Legal 500.
Sarah has specialised in intellectual property law for over 25 years. She advises clients from multi-nationals such as Next Retail, Urban Outfitters and Ty Inc. (Beanie Babies) to small fabric designers, food manufacturers, authors and franking machine installers. She manages all aspects of intellectual property from negotiation of licences to litigation, dealing with civil infringements and criminal matters such as counterfeiting. Acting for high profile clients in the fashion industry, Sarah has established recognised expertise and in particular for managing design right and copyright disputes, Sarah is dedicated to understanding the client’s business in order to provide IP support and advice which is proportionate and relevant to the commercial objectives of the business.