Partner, Head of Intellectual Property
Since qualifying in 2008, Andy has developed a particular specialism in trade mark, passing off and copyright matters and also in defamation, harassment and privacy issues. He is the Head of Intellectual Property at the firm.
The Legal 500 has described Andy as "super-intelligent", "knowledgeable'" and "assertive". The 2022 edition describes Andy as "super smart, distilling complex IP issues quickly, and strategically having regard to the business objectives" and also listed him as one of fourteen Next Generation Partners for Intellectual Property in London.
Andy was listed as the "Up and Coming" Partner for Intellectual Property in London in the Chambers & Partners 2020 Guide. He was listed as a Leading Individual in the 2022 guide, his entry stating: Andrew Lee has an impressive client following among fashion brands, retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. He advises on complex and often multi-jurisdictional trade mark and design infringement actions "He is disarmingly personable and he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law...He is very innovative and always has a fresh idea up his sleeve."
In the 2022 edition of the WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals guide, Andy was identified as a key individual for enforcement and litigation, the edition stating he “is known for his ability to untangle tricky legal points… is very knowledgeable on all aspects of trademark law and practice. He keeps on top of all the current cases and so can advise his clients on how a court is likely to respond. He is sharp, smart, super-professional, available at any time and never gives up on a case – even when challenged by judges with different views”
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