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Charlotte May QC

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Practice Areas

Charlotte is a QC practising in all areas of intellectual property and media law. Recent patent and SPC cases include Sandoz v Searle (validity of SPC based on a Markush claim); Conversant v Apple (mobile phone technology); and Alnylam v Silence (gene silencing). Charlotte has a strong reputation for trade mark, copyright and media cases and is known for giving practical, commercial advice. Recent examples include Cartier v Sky (trademark website blocking injunction); Walton v Verweij (dispute over the name GIORDANO); Fidelity v Fidelis (dispute over the name FIDELIS); BECS v ERA (collecting society membership dispute). For a comprehensive CV visit www.8newsquare.co.uk


Educated at The Abbey School; Brasenose College, Oxford (1993 Biochemistry); City University (1994 Dip Law); Inns of Court School of Law. Inner Temple, 1995. Appointed QC 2014.

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA); The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO); ITMA Designs Committee; Bar Council Wellbeing Committee; ChBA Wellbeing Committee.


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