Briffa the law firm continues its growth in interactive sector with appointment of partner Alex Chapman.

Briffa is a rapidly growing law firm based in Business Design Centre, Islington, catering for specialised law including copyright, design, patents, trademarks and trade secrets (known collectively as Intellectual Property) within the digital sector. Chapman, who has spent four and a half years at the firm as a solicitor, has now been made a partner in the firm specialising in the new media and interactive entertainment and computer games arena.

Before becoming a lawyer and whilst at law school, Chapman was involved in setting up a software development company specialising in online and personal computer games. The company is now a Briffa client, and just one of the sectors that Chapman and Briffa specialise within.

Margaret Briffa, Founder of Briffa comments, “Alex has been instrumental in developing the digital and interactive media, licensing and computer games sectors; advising on contentious and non-contentious issues across the board at Briffa and for media enquiries.”

Chapman acts for a wide range of clients including leading games developers Sports Interactive, The Creative Assembly, Minds Eye and Exient and online businesses such as Neutralize (*\*), Firebox and

Briffa adds, “The growth of the firm has been due in part to our continued success in the rapidly evolving interactive arena, especially over the last couple of years the market impact has had upon traditional and digital businesses alike. We are extremely pleased that Alex is now a partner at this firm, continuing to deliver first-rate legal services to an array of SME and corporate clients; enabling them to keep abreast of developments that effect their business on a daily basis.”

2003 saw a period of considerable growth for the firm who recruited two other specialist lawyers in Paul Randle (advertising and branding expert) and Naazneen Schmittzehe (general IP and anti-counterfeiting).

The firm is also acting for 321 Studios in its battle with Warner Home Video in a landmark legal action brought under the new Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003

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The media spokesperson for Briffa within the UK is Margaret Briffa, Founder at Briffa.

About Briffa

Established by Margaret Briffa, Briffa is a rapidly growing law firm, which specialises in copyright, design, patents, trademarks and trade secrets (known collectively as Intellectual Property). Established in 1995 the firm has clients all over the country, including multi-national companies and several well-known film directors, designers and photographers.

Winner of the Best Small Firm category in the 1998 ‘The Lawyer’ Law Firm of the Year awards, Briffa is becoming recognised as a revolutionary new force in its chosen field.

The firm is recommended by the main legal directories for their work in intellectual property [IP] and computer games.

Alex Chapman was a runner up in the prestigious 2003 Lawyer Awards in the category of Assistant Solicitor of the year.

The firm acts for such notable clients as and Uniqlo.



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Address: Briffa, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH

Published on: 12:00AM on 5th February 2004