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Hogarth Chambers

Intellectual Property

14 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Hogarth Chambers offers a highly regarded practice in trade mark, copyright and designs, and can boast a particularly impressive roster of specialist juniors active in the field. The set is regularly instructed in widely publicised disputes in various industry sectors including media, fashion and manufacturing. The barristers have additional capability covering patent cases, including those arising in the context of cutting-edge TMT technology.

Client service:

"Ian Bowie, Clive Nicholls and John Davies are all fantastic." "They are a brilliant team, incredibly professional and prepared to be flexible." "They have always been innovative and client-friendly."

Strengths:

Amanda Michaels
Amanda Michaels is a highly experienced and pragmatic barrister highlighted for her expertise in trade mark law. She is recommended for the quality of her courtroom advocacy and is sought after for opinion work. She provides adept representation in cases concerning trade mark and copyright infringement and passing-off claims, as well as opposition actions. She has acted in numerous cases relating to trade marks used in highly recognisable brands.
"She is strong and has judicial experience." "She has fantastic trade mark knowledge." "I go to her on more complex work. She is thorough and understands what judges are looking for and how to steer arguments." 
Recent work: Acted for Bentley Motors in a claim of trade mark infringement brought by Bentley Clothing, a small firm, in respect of the use of the 'BENTLEY' mark in clothing. The case raised issues of honest concurrent use and considered the construction of the transitional provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Strengths:

Andrew Norris QC
Consistently recognised for his excellent manner with clients, the quality of his advocacy, his commerciality and his experience handling IPEC proceedings. He is known for his representation of luxury brands and entertainment clients, and focuses his practice on copyright and trade mark infringement cases.
"Excellent, highly experienced and knows the subject matter inside out."
Recent work: Acted for the BBC in successfully resisting joining the BBC to a claim for copyright infringement against ITV, concerning the drama 'Silent Witness'.

Strengths:

Benjamin Longstaff
Benjamin Longstaff is a respected barrister with a strong reputation for trade mark disputes including passing-off claims and EUIPO registration appeals. He is also noted for his presence in high-value patent infringement proceedings involving electronics and medical device companies. His strong capabilities in these fields are informed by his previous career in scientific journalism.
"His written work is very good and thorough. He has good attention to detail. He is client-friendly and has a wide practice as well." "He is exceptionally bright and practical."

Strengths:

Charlotte Blythe
Charlotte Blythe is a fast-emerging talent who cultivates a busy soft IP practice. She focuses on trade mark infringement cases including those heard by the IPEC, as well as appellate matters. She also has a strong design rights practice.
"On complicated trade mark cases, she has been brilliant." "She is a thorough barrister and is a good opponent to have. She fights hard for her clients."
Recent work: Represented Sir Mo Farah in his claim for passing off brought in respect of an advertisement on the side of a London bus for a vaping product. The advertisement included a man called Mo who was a look-alike of Sir Mo Farah, and so it was alleged that consumers were being deceived into believing that the Olympian had endorsed the vaping products.

Strengths:

Guy Tritton
Guy Tritton is a highly responsive barrister with excellent client service skills, who stands out for his knowledge of pan-European trade mark matters. He is well practised in the handling of registered design, copyright and parallel import matters.
"He is a devastating cross-examiner." "He is very thorough and is a great tactician." "He is really good at handling clients and good at explaining things in a non-legal and commercial way."
Recent work: Represented Mastercard at the General Court of the European Union in a trade mark opposition appeal concerning its mark of two interlocked circles.

Strengths:

Gwilym Harbottle
Gwilym Harbottle is recognised for his experience acting in copyright proceedings for clients in the recording industry. His copyright experience extends to disputes over IP rights in software. He also has experience assisting with trade mark and design right infringement claims, as well as multi-jurisdictional licensing disputes.
"A terrific, academically accomplished barrister. He is very persuasive on his feet." "Gwilym is one of the best-kept secrets at the IP Bar. I particularly recommend him for copyright work and matters in the arts and creative industries. He is clever and good on his feet."
Recent work: Successfully represented BMW against Premier Alloy Wheels in a trade mark infringement, passing off and registered designs trial in respect of counterfeit car wheels.

Strengths:

Jamie Muir Wood
Jamie Muir Wood has emerged as an impressively knowledgeable soft IP specialist barrister with a clear and persuasive style of courtroom advocacy. He has appeared in a number of the leading trade mark and copyright cases, representing high-profile clients from the entertainment and other industries.
"He is thorough and detailed." "The client was incredibly impressed with Jamie's authority before the UKIPO and his attention to detail. Jamie was really impressive throughout the whole process, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again." "Jamie was always swift to respond, and our client was immensely impressed by his eloquent and powerful advocacy at trial."
Recent work: Defended Sega Publishing Europe in a trade mark infringement and passing-off claim concerning use of the sign 'MANCHESTER UNITED' and the absence of the Manchester United crest in the Sega game Football Manager.

Strengths:

Jeremy Reed QC
Jeremy Reed QC is an accomplished barrister offering vast experience in copyright infringement and related matters. He is regularly instructed by media, retail and leisure clients.
"He is really intelligent and strong on the details." "He has a good reputation in the crossover between media and intellectual property."

Strengths:

Jonathan Moss
Jonathan Moss is a forthright and practical barrister noted for his involvement in high-profile Community trade mark litigation. He has additional experience handling passing-off claims and revocation actions. His recent caseload includes matters concerning mechanical patent infringements.
"He is particularly good in the IPEC: he is right on top of the procedure." "He is an energetic and up-and-coming junior."
Recent work: Represented Hasbro in an appeal to the General Court of the CJEU, addressing the practice of 'evergreening' trade marks, specifically relating to the 'MONOPOLY' mark.

Strengths:

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks is a highly regarded barrister who earns plaudits for his client care and excellent courtroom advocacy. He acts in litigation arising from the misuse of confidential information, as well as patent and trade mark infringement claims. He is also experienced in cases concerning royalties, design rights and copyright matters. He is respected for his representation of clients across a broad range of industries, including fashion and technology.
"He is the best barrister there is: fantastically user-friendly and incredibly experienced." "Michael Hicks really knows his stuff on software."
Recent work: Represented Vans in trade mark and passing-off claims against Primark concerning shoes sold by the retailer which Vans considered were too close in appearance to its own 'Old Skool' shoes.

Strengths:

Nicholas Caddick QC
Nicholas Caddick QC is known for providing strategic advice and representation concerning copyright and trade mark infringement, particularly for clients in the media sector.
"He is a class act and incredibly clever. As an advocate, he is measured, effective and calm." "He managed to identify a new angle, and it was the piece of the puzzle that unlocked everything. He was able to distil issues and communicate to clients quickly, and remain calm under pressure."

Strengths:

Richard Davis
Richard Davis is a well-regarded barrister for his advocacy skills and technical knowledge in the software space. He is recognised for his involvement in high-value electronics, pharmaceutical and electrical patent infringement disputes. Sources draw attention to his background as a patent attorney.
"His manner with the judge was excellent. His use of analogies was excellent, and built up the light-bulb moment for the judge. He is really pragmatic." "Highly thought of and clever in the patent space." 
Recent work: Acted for the Spanish company TOT in claims against Vodafone concerning misuse of confidential information and patent infringement in relation to power control in mobile phone terminals and infrastructure.

Strengths:

Roger Wyand QC
Roger Wyand QC is well regarded by sources for his strong courtroom presentation and his abilities in handling high-stakes litigation, including appellate proceedings. He has significant experience in trade mark and patent litigation infringement disputes. He has acted in cases relating to EU IP law.
"He is a very attractive advocate in his manner; he is calming and he is good at defusing a dispute."
Recent work: Defended Sega Publishing Europe in a trade mark infringement and passing-off claim concerning use of the sign 'MANCHESTER UNITED' and the absence of the Manchester United crest in the Sega game Football Manager.

Strengths:

Thomas St Quintin
Thomas St Quintin offers commercially-minded advice and takes a strategic approach to litigation, attracting praise from peers and solicitors for the quality of his courtroom presentation. He handles trade mark, design right and copyright litigation, including infringement claims and ownership disputes. He is noted for his handling of contentious UKIPO proceedings. He has acted on a number of cases relating to IP rights in the fashion industry, with additional experience in cases considering the IP-related obligations of online platforms.
"He is a persuasive and super smooth barrister." "Super bright, and his output is phenomenal. His commercial and tactical know-how is fantastic. He is unflappable, with a smooth and measured advocacy style." "He is incredibly clever and very effective in court."
Recent work: Acted for Brandsmiths in a case concerning the marketing of US products by Amazon in the EU, and whether this infringed EU trade marks.

Intellectual Property

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Lincoln's Inn

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Greater London

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Intellectual Property


Andrew Norris QC
Band 3
Jeremy Reed QC
New Silks
Nicholas Caddick QC
Band 3
Roger Wyand QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Intellectual Property


Amanda Michaels
Band 1
Benjamin Longstaff
Band 4

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