Arty is a Partner and Head of IP Disputes in the UK. She focuses on litigation and has acted in several leading cases over the past 24 years – in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and CJEU.

Arty is ranked in Legal 500 (leading individual), Chambers, MIP Global Top 250 Women in IP, IAM Patents 1000, 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 is part of the legal team acting for Unwired Planet in its landmark Standard Essential Patent and FRAND licensing dispute against Huawei ([2018] EWCA Civ 2344; UK Supreme Court, October 2019). This is the leading case worldwide on how Standard Essential Patents 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 [2018] 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 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.