Simon, a founding partner of Redd, is a highly experienced lawyer specialising in intellectual property law with particular experience in transactions concerning the commercial exploitation of intellectual property assets including licensing, technology transfer, franchising, e-commerce and distribution agreements both in the UK and internationally. He also advises on contractual disputes relating to IP and technology transactions as well as competition law issues relating to commercial agreements.
Clients cover a broad range of brand and innovation-led businesses including fashion and luxury brands, computer games, telecoms and consumer electronics.
He has been recognised for many years as a "leading individual" in intellectual property by Chambers UK Guide to the UK Legal Profession.
He is a lecturer on IP licensing and tutors and examines on copyright and designs on the Oxford University Post-Graduate IP Diploma Course.
Simon is regarded for his highly commercial, down to earth approach. Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession has commented that "clients singled out the "knowledgeable and extremely commercial" Simon Chalkley underlining his ability to "cut through the legal side of things and get straight to the heart of the matter".
Regularly delivers talks in the UK and overseas on IP matters.
Simon is married with three children. He lives in rural Bedfordshire and when he is not working likes to spend as much time as he can in the Alps skiing, snowboarding and when the snow has gone enjpying other Alpine pursuits.
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