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James Mellor QC

 


Year of call: 1986
Year of silk: 2006

James Mellor QC was called to the Bar in 1986, having emerged from two periods at King's College, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Manufacturing Engineering and a First in Law. As an engineer he worked both in the UK and in many countries abroad.

James specialises in all areas of Intellectual Property law including:

• Patents: electronics, medical devices, biotech, pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices;

• Trade Marks and Passing Off: generally, but especially parallel imports and internet issues; Boards of Appeal at OHIM, Appeals to the General Court and CJEU.

• Copyright: broadcasts, computer software; engineering drawings & designs, literary works, music copyright, database copyright, sui generis database right, rights in performances;

• Confidential Information: chemical formulae, business information, business ideas;

• Arbitrations with IP and/or technical content.
 

Recent Activity

» Astex Therapeutics Ltd -v- Astrazeneca Ab [2017] EWHC 1442 (Ch)
» Thoratec Europe Ltd v AIS GMBH Aachen Innovative Solutions (2016)
» Smith & Nephew Plc v Convatec Technologies Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 607 (24 June 2015)
» ITV v TVCatchup [2015] EWCA Civ 204
» IPC Media Ltd v Media 10 Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1439
» HTC Corporation v Gemalto SA [2014] EWCA Civ 1335 (22 October 2014)
» Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd & Ors v Asda Stores Ltd (Rev 1) [2014] EWCA Civ 1294
» Rovi Solutions Corporation & Anor v Virgin Media Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 2301 (Pat)
» Rovi Solutions Corporation & Anor v Virgin Media Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 1559 (Pat)
» Smith & Nephew PLC (Claimant) v Convatec Technologies Inc (Defendant) & (1) T.J. Smith & Nephew Limited & (2) Smith & Nephew Medical Limited (Third Parties) [2013] EWHC 3955 (Pat)

What the Directories Say

"He is very bright, user-friendly, practical and provides well-analysed advice." "He is experienced and unflappable. A go-to QC for telecommunications and electronics cases"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

"He is excellent for trade mark and passing off"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2017

"An unflappable advocate"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2017

"He is unflappable, and his advice is received with confidence and respect"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016

"He has the ear of the court." "He is extremely calm under pressure"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2016

"One of the IP elite but incredibly approachable and easy to work with"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

"A formidable presence who is perfect if you want a heavyweight silk" "He's someone you want on board for a trade mark case- especially since you want to deprive the other side of getting him first"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

"He has a very good manner and works well as part of the team. He's very informal and great with clients." " His cross-examination, his advocacy and his thought processes are all very impressive"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2015

"An incredible fighter, he is someone you want on your side"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2015


 

 

  • What the Directories Say
  • "He is very bright, user-friendly, practical and provides well-analysed advice." "He is experienced and unflappable. A go-to QC for telecommunications and electronics cases"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "He is excellent for trade mark and passing off"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2017

    "An unflappable advocate"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "He is unflappable, and his advice is received with confidence and respect"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "He has the ear of the court." "He is extremely calm under pressure"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2016

    "One of the IP elite but incredibly approachable and easy to work with"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "A formidable presence who is perfect if you want a heavyweight silk" "He's someone you want on board for a trade mark case- especially since you want to deprive the other side of getting him first"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

    "He has a very good manner and works well as part of the team. He's very informal and great with clients." " His cross-examination, his advocacy and his thought processes are all very impressive"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2015

    "An incredible fighter, he is someone you want on your side"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2015