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Supponor v AIM Sport Development [2024] EWCA Civ 39623 April 2024Daniel Alexander KC appeared for the successful respondents (“AIM”) in an appeal arising from a patent trial in January 2023. At trial, Meade J found a patent owned by AIM (“the Patent”) valid and infringed by a system used by the appellant (“Supponor”). The Patent claimed a method for digitally overlaying images onto TV broadcasts, […]
United Sikhs v Board of Trustees of United Sikhs10 April 2024Beth Collett successfully represented the charity United Sikhs in the appeal against their successful opposition to the United Sikhs USA headquarters’ application for a UK trade mark. Iain Purvis KC, sitting as the Appointed Person, upheld the Hearing Officer’s decision on section 5(4)(a) and confirmed that the application should be refused on that basis. Simon […]
Charter for Fairness 202422 March 20248 New Square continues to work hard to ensure equality at the Bar, and in recognition has been awarded the Charter for Fairness 2024 by the E&D Subcommittee of the Chancery Bar Association.  The committee review included chambers policies, processes for work allocation, career development, training, marketing and earnings at the Chancery Bar.
Lenovo v InterDigital [2024] EWHC 596 (Ch)21 March 2024Mark Chacksfield KC appeared for the defendants (“InterDigital”) in two applications, heard together, arising from ongoing FRAND litigation with the claimants (“Lenovo”). Lenovo sought a declaration that its proposed terms of an interim licence of various of InterDigital’s 3G -5G standard-essential patents were FRAND (the “Interim Licence Declaration”). InterDigital applied for a stay of proceedings. […]
KCLBMS IP Moot20 March 20248 New Square is a proud sponsor of King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society. 8 New Square’s Justin Turner KC judged the final rounds of the IP Moot, and the participants were delighted to receive his expertise on advocacy and IP law. The finalists were Kwoh Dong (Senior Appellant), Wai Sum Che (Sasha) (Senior […]
Craig Wright v COPA/BTC Core14 March 2024Beth Collett acted for the developers in the identity issue trial of Craig Wright v COPA/BTC Core, led by Alex Gunning KC of One Essex Court.  After six weeks in court, the Judge gave an immediate ex tempore ruling based on the overwhelming evidence that Dr Wright is not the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, nor did […]
Wise Payments Ltd v With Wise Ltd & Ors [2024] EWHC 234 (IPEC)9 February 2024Iona Berkeley appeared for the Claimant (“Wise”), and four potential additional parties, three of which were resisting an application to join them to a passing off counterclaim brought by the Defendants (“the Application”). The Application was heard by Pat Treacy, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in IPEC. The original claim brought by the […]
Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names9 February 2024The 17th edition of Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names was published in December 2023.  This title is the most comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the law of trade marks and trade names. 8 New Square’s Tom Moody-Stuart KC, Professor David Llewelyn, Iona Berkeley and Ashton Chantrielle are co-authors, together with The Hon […]
5* JUVE Patent Ranking17 January 2024In the recently published JUVE Patent Rankings, 8 New Square was the only UK set to be given a 5* rating.  It received commendation for its telecommunications and FRAND work, its visibility across the field of IP and its commitment to equality and diversity among current and prospective tenants.  
Safestand v Weston Homes [2023] EWHC 3250 (Pat)19 December 2023Andrew Lykiardopoulos KC and Henry Edwards represented the Claimant (“Safestand”) in proceedings brought against the Defendants (“Weston”) for infringement of three of Safestand’s patents, and three of its registered designs (“RRDs”). Weston counterclaimed for invalidity of (i) two of the patents (“EP 738” and “UK 822”), for obviousness; and (ii) all three RRDs, based on […]