Beth Collett

CALL: 2016

Since joining chambers in 2018, Beth has been instructed in matters in the High Court, IPEC and UKIPO, across all areas of intellectual property.

During pupillage, Beth was involved in matters before the UKIPO, IPEC, High Court and Court of Appeal, and sat with Mark Chacksfield QC, Ashton Chantrielle, Henry Ward, James St Ville, Jessie Bowhill, Charlotte May QC and James Abrahams QC.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    Beth spent 5 months on secondment in the Patent Department of an international Law firm, working on the pre-action phase of global patent litigation involving a medical device patent.

    • Howarth Air Technology v Medical Air Technology  Beth is instructed as Mark Chacksfield QC’s junior in this medical devices patents case.
    • Beth recently drafted a defence in a patent, trade mark and passing off case in the High Court relating to a self-heating eye mask product.

    ­As a pupil Beth assisted on a number of High Court patent trials, including: Parainan Pearl Shipping v KGJS [2018] EWHC 2628 (Pat), Cantel Medical v Arc [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat) and Liqwd v L’Oreal [2018] EWHC 1394 (Pat).


    Copyright & Databases

    Beth is currently advising a newspaper group on a copyright matter involving the infringement of copyright in a photograph by a national newspaper. She has recently advised on EOS v NTP- copyright claim for infringement of training materials.

    Beth regularly advises members of the National Union of Journalists on queries relating to copyright ownership, infringement and quantum.

    As a pupil, Beth assisted Jessie Bowhill in preparing for the Moylett v Geldof trial which was listed for 15 days and concerned ownership of the copyright in the hit song “I Don’t Like Mondays”, and assisted Ashton Chantrielle and Simon Malynicz QC in Martin v Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC).


    Trade marks & Brands

    • University Academy 92 v Brendan Flood et Ors –trade mark and passing off claim, involving proceedings in the High Court and Trade Mark Registry.
    • J Comm Limited v Out In SpA – commercial dispute in the QBD in which the Defendant counterclaimed for trade mark infringement and passing off.
    • Easy Group v Easy Rimborso – a trade mark case in which Beth acted for the defendant against Easy Group
    • Beth regularly advises on matters in the UKIPO, recently including an Appeal to the Appointed Person for the Scottish Stock Exchange and an application for security for costs for Millennium Nails.
    • As a pupil, Beth assisted on a number of cases, including: Walton v Verweij [2018] EWHC 1608 (Ch) with Charlotte May QC and Jaani Riordan in a trial concerning genuine use and targeting of trade mark, and Cartier International v British Telecoms & Ors [2018] UKSC 28 where Charlotte May QC and Jaani Riordan acted for the internet service providers in the Supreme Court.
    • Beth has also worked on a multimillion-pound worldwide freezing injunction and search order in relation to counterfeit goods, and has advised on comparative advertising in trade mark cases.

    Design Rights

    Beth regularly advises in cases involving a crossover of copyright and design right infringement.

    Kojac Fashion Accessories v Peacock Stores – a case involving the cross over between design rights and  copyright infringement, in which Beth acted for the Defendant.

    As a pupil, Beth assisted Ashton Chantrielle in Madine v Phillips [2017] EWHC 3268 (IPEC) in relation to design rights in a wedding dress as featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

  • Education & awards
    • BA (Hons), History and Politics, Mansfield College Oxford (2014)
    • Lord Denning Scholarship Award
    • Accommodation Award Lincoln’s Inn
    • Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship
    • BPP Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Professional memberships

    Lincoln’s Inn

  • Hobbies & interests

    Beth enjoys coxing and playing squash.

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