Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Intellectual Property - London (Bar)
Iona Berkeley is known for her deep expertise in soft IP matters; her experience encompasses trade mark revocation actions, passing-off allegations and litigation related to the parallel import of goods, as well as cases concerning the design of pharmaceutical products. She has also acted in a number of copyright actions on the televising of football.
Strengths: "She has a good tactical brain." "Her written submissions were of a very high standard and she is an effective advocate. Iona’s deep knowledge of the relevant case law was a huge part of why we were successful in the matter."
Recent work: Represented Peleton Interactive in a trade mark and copyright dispute concerning hi-tech interactive exercise bikes.
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Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including trade marks, passing off, copyright, database rights, registered and unregistered design rights, patents, confidential information, and related areas, such as IP related contractual disputes (in particular international arbitrations) and media and entertainment. Cases include the Glaxo v Sandoz litigation (passing off, trade marks, joint tortfeasance, pharmaceuticals), Speciality European Pharma v Doncaster Pharmaceuticals (Pharmaceutical parallel importation/trade mark infringement); DKH Retail v H Young Operations (UK Design Right and Community Design); Coward v Phaestos (Copyright infringement/ownership issues); Whirlpool Corp. v Kenwood (Trade Marks); EPI Environmental Technologies v Symphony (Confidential Information, contract); Football Association Premier League v Panini (Copyright); Kirin-Amgen Inc. v TKT and Roche (Patents).
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Trinity College, Oxford (MA Biological Sciences); City University (Dip Law); Inns of Court School of Law. Called 1999, Middle Temple.
Intellectual Property Bar Association and Chancery Bar Association.
Iona Berkeley is co-author of Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (16th Ed and supplement) and recent previous editions and Laddie Prescott and Vitoria on the Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (5th Ed) and recent previous editions.