Gina Lodge

[email protected]
London office
  • Commercial
  • IP & Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • ESG, Compliance & Investigations
M: +44 (0) 7837 961 362
T: +44 (0) 20 7139 8217
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Gina handles contentious and non-contentious IP & Technology matters, specialising in trade marks, copyright and designs. On the contentious side, Gina is experienced in resolving disputes without the need for litigation, as well as representing clients before the full range of IP courts and the UK IPO, including acting as advocate before the latter. Gina files Customs applications (and manages subsequent Customs seizures), domain name complaints and other online takedown notices. On the non-contentious side, Gina advises on IP protection and clearance searching, helps with disposal of IP (transactions, assignments), exploitation of IP (licensing, merchandising), and drafts agreements to avoid or resolve IP disputes (coexistence agreements, settlement agreements, NDAs) and general commercial agreements with an IP element. She is also experienced in providing in-depth IP due diligence and advising on parallel imports. Alongside her IP practice, Gina advises on a broad range of Media & Entertainment matters, as well as Commercial matters including contract drafting and advice in a range of areas, marketing and advertising regulations, consumer protection, product labelling and font licensing. She is a member of our ESG, Compliance & Investigations team. The Legal 500 lists Gina as a “key lawyer”, whilst World Trademark Review names her as a “Recommended Individual” and reports: “Lodge has vast litigation experience and is also a shrewd strategist in the pre-action stage.” Before joining Temple Bright in 2023, Gina Lodge was a partner at IP specialist firm, Marks & Clerk Law in the City. Prior to that, Gina trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and worked in the IP team at Bird & Bird.


Relevant experience at Temple Bright and previous firms includes:

  • Advising private equity on a potential investment in a business with heavy reliance on IP assets. The focus of the due diligence was on assessing the strength of Target’s IP portfolio, in particular the crown jewels (3D shape marks), which were the subject of complex ongoing validity proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU, and advising on Target’s resulting ability to fight off copycat products.
  • Advising a major IT company specialising in customised server infrastructure for hyperscale organisations in relation to a complex coexistence agreement which divided the specialised IT services market.
  • Representing a property business in Intellectual Property Enterprise Court proceedings concerning the use and validity of slogan-type trade marks.
  • Representing a market leading electronic products company in design infringement and validity proceedings before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
  • Advising a replica race car manufacturer in a complex copyright dispute concerning works of artistic craftsmanship, a developing area of copyright law.
  • Advising a leading alcoholic drinks brand on how to make strategic use of the parallel UK IP court and IPO systems in order to bring a trade mark dispute with a household name UK retailer to an early and cost-effective resolution.
  • Advising a BAFTA-award winning animation company in a font licensing dispute concerning key aspects of one of the client’s hit animations and their related worldwide merchandising business.
  • Advising the estate of one of the most translated books in the world in a dispute over an unauthorised tribute/”sequel”.
  • Running the UK trade mark enforcement program for a global leader in alternative asset management.