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Lindsay Lane QC

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Lindsay specialises in all areas of IP and Media & Entertainment law. Recent patent and SPC cases include: Conversant Wireless v Apple; Teva v Merck Sharp & Dohme and Teva v Gilead; Ablynx v VHsquared; Parainen v KGJS; Accord v Medac and Glass v Freyssinet. Lindsay also appeared in the Supreme Court in Schutz v Werit.

Recent trade mark/passing off cases include: Land Rover’s Trade Mark Application (for the 3D Defender mark); R v Secretary of State for Health and Karen Millen v Karen Millen Fashions.

Notable design right, copyright and breach of confidence cases include: Shnuggle v Munchkin); Force India v 1 Malaysia Racing; Wade v BSkyB and Football Association Premier League v Luxton. Lindsay also appears regularly in the Copyright Tribunal and has particular expertise in database rights having appeared most recently in 77M v Ordnance Survey and The Kennel Club v Micro-ID, and the seminal cases of Football Dataco v Sportradar; Football Dataco v Yahoo! and BHB v William Hill.


Educated: Newnham College, Cambridge (BA (Hons) Natural Sciences and Law); European University Institute, Florence (MA in Comparative, European and International Law)

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (4th/5th Editions)