Pippa Aitken

Business, Charities, Commercial, Intellectual Property

Title: Senior Associate

Tel: 0191 226 7842

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Pippa is a Senior Associate in the Company and Commercial Department. Pippa specialises in Intellectual Property and Commercial contracts.


  • Advising on Licensing Agreements and other commercial/IP agreements for the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pursuing UK and European Trade Mark protection for the “Speedflex” brand
  • Acting for Alnwick Castle on a wide range of commercial agreements
  • Drafting and advising on a Software as a Service Agreement for the delivery of healthcare improvement to the NHS Trusts and Hospices
  • Carrying out a full audit of all intellectual property and information technology related issues for a national IT services company, including full evaluation of all contractual framework documents and all internal processes
  • Delivering seminars and workshops on intellectual property, focusing on the creative industries. Pippa delivered a beginners’ guide to intellectual property for NE1fm, Newcastle’s first community radio station
  • Pippa is company secretary of The JGW Patterson Foundation

Outside of work, Pippa enjoys the outdoors with her family, theatre trips and socialising with her friends.

Client/professional quotes:

Pippa was ranked as a rising star by the Legal 500 2023 & 2024 Guides.

Pippa was recommended by the Legal 500 2022 Guide where it was said “we have found Sintons to be an extremely helpful and responsive firm. They have acted swiftly on our behalf and we feel they have given us sound and valuable advice.”

In the Chambers UK 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 Guides, Pippa was identified as an Associate to Watch. In addition, one client said: “Pippa is always really responsive and takes the time to understand what we need. She is all-round brilliant!”

The 2024 Guide added “Pippa Aitken is approachable and knowledgeable.”

“Pippa Aitken at Sintons understands our needs and challenges as a growing healthcare tech company, and is an expert adviser who professionally and efficiently guided us through the contracting process, providing clarity and insight. We highly value our working relationship and regard Pippa as a critical friend to our business. Sintons were recommended to us and we happily recommend them to others.” Richard Cooper & Eve Mitchell – Establishment Genie

“Pippa Aitken is an experienced IP practitioner, with substantial expertise in issues concerning brand protection. Her thorough approach to matters has been particularly singled out by impressed market sources.” Chambers and Partners

The corporate and commercial team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards

Key Practice Areas

  • Worldwide brand protection
  • Commercial exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Advising clients in relation to online trading & legal compliance
  • Advising on a wide range of commercial agreements including complex IT contracts, supply, agency and distribution agreements
  • Business to business and business to consumer terms and conditions