Ruth Hoy
Ruth Hoy
Partner
DLA Piper

Ruth has been working in intellectual property litigation for 25 years. Her particular specialism is litigation involving trade marks and passing off, copyright (including piracy) and related rights, design rights, database rights, breach of confidence and internet domain name and Company Name Tribunal disputes. She also advises clients in contentious matters before the trade mark registries.

During her career, she has been involved in some ground breaking litigation, both in the UK and in Europe. She has experience of urgent relief applications (including search orders), and has successfully obtained blocking injunctions for a number of her rightsowner clients against the UK broadband providers to get them to block access to infringing content.

Ruth leads the UK IP practice. She is ranked/featured in the legal directories including Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and the WTR 1000. One recent quote described Ruth "who captains the UK IP practice" as having "an instinctive feel for the scale of the problems her clients face, is sensitive to the budgets they have for tackling them and comes up with appropriate, commercially driven solutions”. Ruth is "legally knowledgeable and commercially astute", "experienced in trade mark and commercial strategy", and is "very calm and collected”. Ruth is also ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an "IP Star". Ruth also "manages global [trade mark] portfolios with panache".