Aimee is an associate in the Competition team at Bristows LLP.
Aimee specialises in EU and UK competition law and advises across a spectrum of issues, with an interest in the competition / intellectual property interface. She has worked with clients in various sectors including pharmaceuticals, IT, interactive entertainment and telecommunications.
Aimee has particular experience in contentious antitrust and she has represented clients in high-value damages claims in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal. Aimee's experience includes a number of cross-jurisdictional matters, and she has recently assisted with the competition and FRAND aspects of a telecommunications patent dispute and continues to assist on abuse of dominance claims in the TMT sector.
This Practice Note sets out the intellectual property and competition law issues which may arise in connection with character merchandising (ie the practice of licensing the name or likeness of a character for use in the marketing of goods or services, which will usually require the licensing of trade marks and/or copyright). It considers issues which may arise pursuant to Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (or in the UK, Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998), as well as possible block exemptions or individual exemptions that might apply. It also considers the interaction between competition law and the tort of passing off.
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