IP, Anti-Piracy & Compliance

CJCH’s IP team deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end Intellectual Property (IP) protection and licence compliance service.

We embrace the whole Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) life-cycle including trademark, patent and copyright. CJCH services include IP management and consultancy, IP commercialisation and IPR protection related compliance and enforcement.

We protect and strengthen IP rights of software vendors to recover revenue lost through the unauthorised use of licenced software products. Our investigation team combine market-leading technical innovation with extensive research and legal enforcement expertise to deliver tailored strategies and action plans to address global challenges.

Our specialist team also co-ordinate and implement raids in cases of extreme infringements. We are innovative in our thinking, persistent in negotiation, and practical in our approach. We always keep the end goal in mind: the most effective protection for our client’s intellectual property.

For more information on our specialised Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance service offering, and to find out how your company could potentially recover lost revenue from piracy of your software and IP, click through to our CJCH Consulting site via the icon below.

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    • Andy Clarkson

      Andy Clarkson

      Andy Clarkson has led an illustrious career focusing on investigations and compliance. He spent 24 years serving in the UK law enforcement services as a career investigator working in organised crime and anti-corruption investigation and as a certified hostage negotiator. After leaving from public service, Andy focused the last 18 years in the private sector to assist the technology and software industry with the challenge of IP theft as a global thought leader, most recently as the global lead of licence compliance for a french based software company before joining CJCH Consulting as Managing Director in 2019.

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    • Luke Heydenrych

      Luke Heydenrych

      Luke is the Director of Operations for the CJCH software anti-piracy and license compliance business, having joined the firm in 2016. With a background in operational transformation, banking, management consulting, and system integration projects he is responsible for the firm’s internal technology and innovation as well as supporting our global software clients with their license compliance program strategy. Luke is currently the Firm’s PhD candidate,  undertaking a doctorate in Law, specialising in Software Piracy and IP Cyber Crime.

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    • Ruth Price

      Ruth Price

      Ruth leads the development of all client account managers and their teams and oversees the performance and standards of our service delivery. Ruth has an extensive history in leadership roles gained through her time as a chief inspector and superintendent in Gwent Police where she was head of several different departments including Custody and Detention, Protecting Vulnerable People and Professional Standards and Public Complaints. Her senior management training includes coaching, leading serious investigations, planning major operations and performance review.

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    • Lisa Charles

      Lisa Charles

      Lisa joined CJCH Licence Compliance team in 2020, bringing with her over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of sales, business development and customer service in an international career that has spanned the UK, Europe and includes 10 years in Russia. Beginning her career in Ernst and Young, Moscow, Lisa has worked in a cross-section of industries and sectors from Fortune 100 multinationals through to privately owned SMEs. She has experience leading and developing global sales and key account teams, speaks fluent Russian, is a certified Business Analyst and has a degree in UK and Russian law.

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    • Charlotte Bardet

      Charlotte Bardet

      General Counsel

      Charlotte joined CJCH Solicitors in 2017, having previously interned with a division of the UN. Charlotte became Supervisor of the specialist researcher division in Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance in 2018 and in 2019 began her training contract with the firm. Upon qualification, she briefly managed a licence compliance program for a global software client, before being promoted in July 2021 to General Counsel of Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance.

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    • Debora Cabral

      Debora Cabral

      Client Account Manager

      Debora joined the CJCH team in February 2019, in anti-piracy and license compliance analysis and has worked with a number of our global software clients. She now leads a team of specialist analysis and compliance officers across both volume and bespoke license compliance programs.

      Debora studied Languages at Cardiff University, majoring in Spanish and Specialised Translation.

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    • Hannah Elderfield Cramp

      Hannah Elderfield Cramp

      Originally from Sweden, Hannah has been with CJCH since 2019. Prior to joining CJCH, Hannah’s career included working in the legal industry in Sweden, and then as a case manager for Ministry of Justice matters at a UK-based law firm. Since joining CJCH, Hannah has gained extensive experience in licence compliance as a senior compliance officer, a search and seizure (raids) coordinator and more recently as a client account manager for one of our global software clients.

      Hannah speaks English, Swedish and basic Norwegian, and holds an LLB (Hons), and LPC (PgDip) degree from the UK as well as having undertaken legal studies in Sweden. Hannah is also a member of CILEX.

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    • Ryan Williams

      Ryan Williams

      Ryan joined CJCH in August 2021 as a Client Account Manager in the Anti-Piracy and Compliance department. Ryan is an experienced Account Manager within the IT sector and has spent 2 years living and working in Australia, where he gained valuable experience. He leads the anti-piracy and compliance programme for a global software client. Ryan studied Business and Marketing at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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    • Matteo Pisani

      Matteo Pisani

      Matteo joined CJCH in 2021 and is part of the Anti-Piracy and License compliance client account management team. Matteo has a wealth of experience in, amongst other things, client relationship and acquisition management, with a specific focus on strategy implementation, client retention, and client satisfaction. Matteo has also gained extensive experience in data analysis and management information reporting. He is originally from Tuscany, in Italy, and moved to the UK in 2015 where he undertook an MA at the University of South Wales.

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    • Marie Lemaire

      Marie Lemaire

      Marie joined CJCH in November 2018 as a Compliance and Enforcement paralegal in the Anti-Piracy department and became Client Account Manager on a global software account in 2021. Marie is from Nantes, France, where she studied law and came to the UK in 2016 to undertake a Master in European Legal Studies at Cardiff University. She then undertook a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course to complete her legal cycle.

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    • Susana Bermudez Hidalgo

      Susana Bermudez Hidalgo

      Susana specialises in licence compliance and copyright matters. With a combined background in business development and intellectual property, Susanna is the anti-piracy and licence compliance account manager for a leading global software client in EMEA, Russia & CIS and the Middle East, providing strategic and operational support. She has a degree in Social Studies and an MSc in International Management. 

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    • William Claydon

      William Claydon

      Will joined CJCH in 2017 in the Anti-Piracy & Compliance department. Will’s role has expanded to the training department and coordinates marketing for the firm.

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    • Sam Evans

      Sam Evans

      License Compliance Technical Manager

      Sam joined CJCH in 2016 as an anti-piracy researcher. He now leads the technical training team within the research and development department focusing on overall software anti-piracy and licence compliance consulting services for our clients.

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    • Kasia Kaminska

      Kasia Kaminska

      Client Account Manager

      Kasia joined CJCH in June 2016 in the software anti-piracy and compliance team, and in 2017 was promoted to leading a dedicated license compliance engagement. She has a degree in Faculty of Public Economy and Administration, as well as a Law degree and the title of MSc in Law, Business and Management.

      Kasia is now the Client Account Manager on a global software client account, while also qualifying as a solicitor.


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    • Fuensanta Sanchez-Guerrero

      Fuensanta Sanchez-Guerrero

      Fuen is fluent in Spanish and English and is a Manager in the Anti-Piracy and  License Compliance team overseeing our civil search and seizure function.

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    • Yasmine Yilmaz

      Yasmine Yilmaz


      A French native, Yasmine moved to Cardiff in 2018 and joined the Anti-Piracy & Licence Compliance department. She is now supervising a team of specialist analysts for a French-based software company.

      Yasmine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science in Montpellier.

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