Ellen Hughes-Jones

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Commercial Litigation
EducationNottingham University (LL.B., Law with Australian Law)
AdmittedEngland & Wales

Ellen is an Associate in the Intellectual Property department, specialising in IP/IT litigation.
•Ellen spent three years working on behalf of an industry association aimed at enforcing its members copyright by preventing software piracy and use of unlicensed copies of its members software. Following reviews of software audits provided by the 'target' companies, Ellen successfully negotiated and drafted numerous settlement agreements in addition to encouraging compliance purchases of the infringed software.

•Ellen played a major role working for a large software development company in a dispute with one of its customers for alleged breach of contract.

•Ellen successfully negotiated an acceptable commercial agreement relating to a dispute over the provision of source code by a sub-contracted software developer to a marketing company.

•Ellen led a team of trainee solicitors in a high volume e-disclosure exercise as part of extensive patent and confidential information litigation.

•Ellen negotiated terms on which several well-known sports brands can manufacture products so as not to infringe the client's rights and registered trade marks.

•Ellen has delivered detailed pre-publication defamation advice to a number of clients to avoid any defamation claims being brought against them.

•As well as contentious experience, Ellen understands the commercial needs of her clients having spent five months on secondment to a multinational pharmaceutical company as part of her training contract, where she drafted and negotiated procurement contracts, licensing agreements, outsourcing agreements and clinical trial agreements.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining the firm in January 2012, Ellen trained and qualified at a major City IP law firm in London where she spent four years specialising in Commercial and IP/IT litigation. As part of her undergraduate law degree at the University of Nottingham, Ellen spent a year studying law on exchange at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Besides Edwards Wildman

In her spare time Ellen enjoys all aspects of the arts and spending time with friends and family.

A keen traveller, Ellen has spent time in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Writing for Construction Law International, Akash Sachdeva and Ellen Hughes-Jones Examine Contractual Terms Limiting or Excluding Recoverable Damages
June 30, 2014
CJEU confirms that private copying exception only applies to reproductions from lawful sources Digilaw Blog
April 10, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CJEU rules blocking injunctions against ISPs are acceptable and do not need to specify particular blocking measures to be implemented
March 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The Court of Appeal says that contractual terms limiting or excluding recoverable damages do not preclude applicants for interim injunctive relief from arguing that damages are not an adequate remedy
March 2014
Ministry of Sound and Spotify settle copyright infringement dispute Digilaw Blog
March 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva and Ellen Hughes-Jones Analyze When Site Blocking Goes Wrong in Intellectual Property Magazine
October 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - UK Court of Appeal grants interim injunction pending appeal
May 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Don't breach a warranty through failure to fulfil a third party contract
May 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Considering the hypothetical negotiation in determining damages for trade mark infringement in the UK on a notional royalty basis
May 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The importance of making and accepting Part 36 offers correctly
March 2013

Edwards Wildman's Sascha Grimm and Ellen Hughes-Jones Help Launch New 'Women in Law London' (WILL) Network
October 20, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Sascha Grimm and Ellen Hughes-Jones Launch Trailblazing Grassroots Women's Legal Network
July 21, 2014
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Examine High Court Ruling on Sub-licence in The Society for Computers and Law Article
February 27, 2013


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CJEU Rules Blocking Injunctions against ISPs are Acceptable and Do Not Need to Specify Particular Blocking Measures to be Implemented
Ellen Hughes-Jones,Akash Sachdeva, April 2, 2014
The CJEU last week ruled on the subject of blocking injunctions addressed to internet service providers (“ISPs”), requiring them to prevent access to certain websites in the interest of preventing copyright infringement (or infringement of associated IP rights).

The Court of Appeal Says that Contractual Terms Limiting or Excluding Recoverable Damages Do Not Preclude Applicants for Interim Injunctive Relief from Arguing that Damages are Not an Adequate Remedy
Ellen Hughes-Jones,Akash Sachdeva, March 18, 2014
The Court of Appeal has, in the case of AB and CD [2014] EWCA Civ 229, recently had an opportunity to consider and address the proper approach to the grant of an interim injunction, in particular in relation to a claim for an alleged breach of contract where the contract contained a provision which...

Ministry Of Sound and Spotify Settle Copyright Infringement Dispute
Ellen Hughes-Jones,Akash Sachdeva, March 11, 2014
The arguable king of the nightclub industry Ministry of Sound last week reached a settlement with streaming service Spotify in relation to its claim for alleged copyright infringement over playlists based on Ministry of Sound compilations.
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