Jonathan Hill

CALL: 2000
Jonathan Hill specialises in all areas of intellectual property, IT and media law.

Jonathan’s practice covers all areas in which Chambers specialises.  He has considerable experience in and particular interest in patent, copyright and confidential information cases relating to software and electronics and in media disputes in the film, television, computer game, book publishing and music industries.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    • Marflow v Cassellie [2018] 11 WLUK 182: patent infringement and invalidity case relating to plumbing fitments.
    • Binstead v Zytronic Displays [2018] EWHC 2182 (Ch): patent infringement and invalidity case relating to touch screen sensors.
    • Shanks v Unilever[2017] EWCA Civ 2: appeal in relation to inventor’s rewards in relation to patent for testing method used in blood glucose tests for diabetics.
    • Everseal Stationery Products v Document Management Solutions [2015] EWHC 842 (IPEC): patent infringement and invalidity case relating to self-sealing mailers.
    • Blue Gentian v Tristar Products [2015] EWCA Civ 746: appeal regarding obviousness of self-extending garden hoses.

    Copyright & Databases

    • Martin v Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC): copyright ownership and infringement relating to the script for the film Florence Foster Jenkins.
    • Technomed v Bluecrest Health [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch): copyright, database right and confidential information claim relating to automated electrocardiogram screening.
    • SAP v Diageo [2017] EWHC 189 (TCC): licensing and copyright infringement dispute relating to Diageo’s use of SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning software.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): copyright and confidential information claim relating to software for automatic translation of legacy mainframe systems into Java.
    • IT Human Resources Plc v Land [2014] EWHC 3812 (Ch): copyright ownership and infringement dispute relating to enterprise software for recruitment businesses.

    Trade marks & Brands

    • Argos v Argos Systems [2018] EWCA Civ 2211: acting for Argos in trade mark infringement proceedings regarding the argos.com domain name.
    • TT Education Ltd v Pie Corbett Consultancy Ltd[2017] RPC 17: trade mark opposition appeal before the Appointed Person regarding the proper appellate approach and issues of passing off and bad faith.
    • PayPal v OHIM (T-132/16) EU:T:2017:316: opposition appeal before the General Court concerning bad faith deriving from no intention to use.
    • Grenade (UK) v Grenade Energy [2016] EWHC 877 (IPEC): trade mark infringement proceedings regarding use of the mark “Grenade” in relation to sports/energy drinks.
    • The Polo/Lauren Company v OHIM (T-265/13) EU:T:2014:779: acting for Ralph Lauren in opposition appeal in the General Court regarding a device mark for a cyclist playing polo
    • Cranford Community College v Cranford College [2014] EWHC 2999 (IPEC): trade mark and passing off proceedings regarding use of the name Cranford College.

    Design Rights

    • Scomadi v Moto GB [2017] EWHC 2658 (IPEC): Community designs and design right in scooter designs.
    • G-Star Raw CV v Rhodi [2015] EWHC 216 (Ch): design right infringement claim regarding “twisted” jeans.
    • Jacobsen & Sons v Crocs Inc [2014] EWHC 987 (Ch): claim for damages in respect of threats made to enforce invalid Community registered design in Crocs plastic clogs.
    • BMW v Round & Metal [2012] EWHC 2099 (Pat): Community design infringement claim relating to replacement alloy wheels.

    Trade Secrets & Confidentiality

    • Technomed v Bluecrest Health [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch): copyright, database right and confidential information claim relating to automated electrocardiogram screening.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): copyright and confidential information claim relating to software for automatic translation of legacy mainframe systems into Java.
    • IT Human Resources Plc v Land [2014] EWHC 3812 (Ch): copyright ownership and infringement dispute relating to enterprise software for recruitment businesses.
    • Magical Marking v Ware & Kay LLP [2013] EWHC 59 (Ch): solicitors’ negligence claim alleging mishandling of confidential information and copyright claim.

    IT & Telecoms Disputes

    • Technomed v Bluecrest Health [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch): copyright, database right and confidential information claim relating to automated electrocardiogram screening.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): copyright and confidential information claim relating to software for automatic translation of legacy mainframe systems into Java.
    • IT Human Resources Plc v Land [2014] EWHC 3812 (Ch): copyright ownership and infringement dispute relating to enterprise software for recruitment businesses.

    Internet Law & Cybersecurity

    • Argos v Argos Systems [2018] EWCA Civ 2211: acting for Argos in trade mark infringement proceedings regarding the argos.com domain name.

    Jurisdiction & Remedies

    • Martin v Kogan [2017] EWHC 3266 (IPEC): costs decision relating to the applicability of Part 36 in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
    • Berrocal v Warner Chappell Music Ltd [2017] 10 WLUK 29: jurisdiction application in music copyright claim contending claim more appropriately heard in New York.
    • Magical Marking Ltd & Anor v Ware & Kay LLP & Anor [2013] EWHC 636 (Ch): costs decision on determination of who is the winner of the claim where less than 1% of the damages claimed were awarded.

    Media, Sport & Entertainment

    • Martin v Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC): copyright ownership and infringement relating to the script for the film Florence Foster Jenkins.
    • FIA v Gator Sports [2017] EWHC 3620 (Ch): trade mark infringement claim regarding sell-off of official World Rally Championship after termination of licence.
    • Berrocal v Warner Chappell Music Ltd [2017] 10 WLUK 29: copyright claim relating to the licensing of music catalogues for early Disney cartoons, such as Bambi and Snow White.
  • Education & awards
    • 1994 – 1998: BA, Physics & Philosophy, Oriel College, Oxford, 1st.
    • 1999 – 2000: Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
    • 1998 – 1999: Common Professional Examination / Diploma in Law, City University
    • 1997: Oriel College Scholarship
    • Lincoln’s Inn Scholarships: CPE Award, Hardwicke Entrance Award, Mansfield Scholarship, Kennedy Scholarship.
  • Professional memberships
    • IP Bar Association (IPBA)
    • Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)
  • Languages
    • Working knowledge of French

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