Arty is a Partner and Head of IP Disputes in the UK. She is named in The Lawyer's prestigious Hot 100 for 2021.
Arty focuses on litigation and has acted in several leading cases in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and CJEU.
Arty is ranked in Legal 500 (Leading Individual), Chambers (Band 2), The Lawyer Hot 100, MIP Global Top 250 Women in IP, IP Stars (patents and trade marks), WIPR Leaders and World Trademark Review 1000. One recent quote described Arty as: “an exceptional advisor who is commercial and technically excellent. A real star of the profession.”
Arty advises on all IP rights. In relation to patents, Arty acted for Unwired Planet in its landmark UK Supreme Court Standard Essential Patent and FRAND licensing dispute against Huawei. This is the leading case worldwide on how SEPs for 2G/3G/4G telecommunication standards should be licensed to implementers. Other patent cases have involved motion sensing, location tracking, virtual reality and high tech mechanical inventions. In relation to trade marks, Arty recently acted for the successful claimant in Frank Industries v Nike  EWHC 1893 (Ch) concerning trade mark infringement, passing off and invalidity (descriptiveness). She has acted in cases involving exhaustion of rights (parallel imports), marks with a reputation, and extended form passing off.
Arty Rajendra is rightly an IP celebrity in this jurisdiction; she has been involved in many high-profile cases for large and small clients. She fights hard, but thoughtfully, and deserves all of her considerable successes."
Key cases: Optis v Apple, Unwired Planet v Huawei, Frank v Nike, Wobben v Siemens, Philips v Nintendo, Diageo v ICB, Nokia v HMRC, Glaxo v Genentech, Glaxo v Dowelhurst.
Arty has particular experience of urgent relief such as Interim Injunctions, Search Orders (executing and supervising), Freezing Injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Anti-Suit Injunctions.
Arty is Secretary of the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association (IPLA) and sits on the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) Users’ Committee.
IP basics: what to think about when entering the UK and EU markets (trade marks, copyright, designs)
An upsurge in patent filings by new competitors in the autonomous vehicles arena means incumbents need to strengthen their IP...
Unwired Planet unpacked: are English courts the de facto global tribunal for SEP licensing disputes?
Is the UK now effectively the forum for determining global FRAND licence terms, and, if so, is that a bad...
Designs first disclosed in the UK will no longer be eligible for protection, requiring UK designers to be creative in...
Landmark final appeal ruling means implementers of standards will now face the prospect of the English court setting worldwide licence...
Yesterday (24 September 2018), the UK government released its latest batch of no-deal technical notices. This included five notices focussing...