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John Call’s Retirement14 September 2020After 48 years with Chambers, John Call has made the decision that the time is right to retire and will do so at the end of the year. Chambers feel extremely fortunate to have benefitted from John’s guidance, wisdom and good humour over the years and will miss him enormously. One of John’s many talents […]
Richard Meade QC is appointed as a Justice of the High Court4 September 2020Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Meade QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division) and will start his new appointment on the 7th September.  Spanning nearly 30 years, Richard has had a distinguished career at the Bar, and members of chambers wish him every success in his new […]
Isabel Jamal is The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week3 September 2020Chambers is pleased to announce that The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week is Isabel Jamal. Isabel, together with Adrian Speck QC and Tom Jones, both of 8 New Square, recently acted for Unwired and Conversant in their successful landmark patent case in the Supreme Court against Huawei and ZTE. For those with access to The […]
Unwired Planet v Huawei and Others26 August 2020The Supreme Court has handed down its landmark judgment in the joined appeals in the Unwired Planet and Conversant cases.  The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the courts below finding that the UK courts have jurisdiction to determine the terms of a worldwide FRAND licence and that in the circumstances of the Conversant case the […]
Congratulations to Edmund Eustace27 July 2020Chambers is very pleased to announce that having successfully completed pupillage, Edmund Eustace has accepted an offer of tenancy at 8 New Square.  
F5 Networks v Blizzard Entertainment (IPO) O/358/2022 July 2020Iona Berkeley represented the Trade Mark Applicant, F5 Networks Inc, in this UK IPO Trade Mark Registry Opposition hearing. The trade mark application was for “F5 Overwatch” for “Software as a service (SaaS) providing computer network operators with the ability to monitor and inventory network applications”. This Application was opposed by the owner of the […]
Regeneron v Kymab [2020] UKSC 2724 June 2020Michael Tappin QC, along with Iain Purvis QC, appeared on behalf of the Appellant in this appeal to the Supreme Court involving the patent issue of sufficiency. The Supreme Court allowed Kymab’s appeal by a majority of four to one, holding that Regeneron’s patents were invalid. The patents concerned a new type of genetically modified […]
Les Grands Chais de France SAS v Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco [2020] EWHC 1633 (Ch)24 June 2020Fiona Clark appeared for the Respondent (“the Consorzio”) on this appeal against a hearing officer’s refusal to register the sign NOSECCO in respect of non-alcoholic sparkling wine and also at the hearing below. The Consorzio, an association established, inter alia, to protect the well known PROSECCO designation of origin (“the PDO”), had opposed the registration. […]
Daniel Alexander QC is Best Lawyers’ 2021 IP Lawyer of the Year10 June 2020Daniel Alexander QC has been voted IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour.  Daniel received the highest overall peer feedback for […]
8 New Square Webinars10 June 2020Following a successful collaboration with UCL’s IBIL, 8 New Square is running a series of webinars on recent developments in IP law and procedure. Links to the registration forms are below. The sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend the live webinar and those recordings are accessed through the links below. Previous Webinars […]