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Burgerista Operations GmbH v UK Prosper Limited and Ors [2018] EWHC 35 (IPEC)12 January 2018Tom Jones appeared for the Claimant and Ashton Chantrielle appeared for the Defendants in this case relating to the validity and infringement of the European trade mark ‘BURGERISTA’. The Claimant sued for infringement of its trade mark by the Defendants’ use of the sign ‘BURGISTA’ in respect of its chain of burger restaurants in London. […]
Accord Healthcare Limited v Research Corporation Technologies [2017] EWHC 2711 (Ch)6 November 2017In this case William Duncan appeared for the Claimant, led by Piers Acland QC of 11 South Square. This action related to a patent for lacosamide; an anti-epileptic drug. Accord Healthcare Limited sought to invalidate the SPC protecting lacosamide, on grounds that the patent was invalid. Accord challenged the entitlement of the patent to claim […]
Hospira UK Limited v Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC [2018] EWCA Civ 1218 January 2018Richard Meade QC and Isabel Jamal appeared for the Respondent, Hospira, in this appeal against the revocation of Cubist’s patent at first instance. The patent concerned a method of purification for the antibiotic daptomycin. The Judge had found that the patent was obvious in light of the teaching of a piece of prior art which […]
(1) Thelma Madine (T/A Nico), (2) Camal Enterprises) v (1) Leanne Phillips (2) Pauline Phillips & Ors [2017] EWHC 3268 (IPEC).13 December 2017Ashton Chantrielle appeared for the Defendants in this action relating to UK unregistered design rights in wedding dresses. The Claimant, Thelma Madine, is a dressmaker and is best known for extravagant wedding dresses created for the traveller community, as seen on Channel 4’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Ms Madine claimed that the First Defendant, […]
W3 Ltd v easyGroup Ltd [2018] EWHC 7 (Ch)12 January 2018Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Jessie Bowhill were instructed in this complex trade mark dispute concerning the EASY marks which culminated in a two week High Court trial in front of Arnold J. The case involved complex issues arising out of an extensive period of concurrent trading by the parties, including the relevant date for assessment […]