Recent cases

Frank Industries v Nike [2018] EWCA Civ 49713 March 2018James Abrahams QC appeared for Nike in this appeal against an interim injunction granted by His Honour Judge Hacon. The substantive action relates to Nike’s “Nothing beats a Londoner” campaign, during the course of which Nike used the sign ‘LDNR’, for which the Claimant has registered UK and EU trade marks. HH Judge Hacon granted an […]
Actavis v ICOS & Eli Lilly [2017] EWHC 2880 (Pat)15 February 2018Adrian Speck QC and Tom Jones appeared for Actavis, Teva and Mylan in this application by Lilly and Icos (“Lilly”) for an interim injunction to prevent the launch of generic 2.5 and 5mg tadalafil pending a petition by Lilly to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal. At first instance, Lilly’s patent for a dosing regime concerning the […]
Cantel Medical (UK) v ARC Medical Design [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat)26 January 2018Daniel Alexander QC appeared with Henry Ward for the Defendant, Arc Medical. Cantel sued Arc for a declaration of non- infringement and/ or revocation of Arc’s patents for endoscope caps which increase the detection of polyps/ adenomas. Arc applied to amend its patent and counterclaimed for infringement of its Community Registered and UK unregistered design rights. His Honour […]
Hospira v Cubist Pharmaceuticals [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 […]
W3 v easyGroup [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 of infringement claims, […]
Burgerista Operations v UK Prosper Limited [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 London Taxi Corporation v Frazer-Nash Research and Ecotive [2016] EWHC 52 (Ch)22 December 2017Mark Platts-Mills QC and Maxwell Keay appeared for the Respondents, Frazer-Nash Research Limited and Ecotive Limited, in this appeal by the Appellant, the London Taxi Corporation, against the Judgment of Arnold J, [2016] EWHC 52 (Ch). This case concerned the Appellant’s trade marks for the shape of London taxis. The Appellant alleged that the Respondents’ […]
Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited (t/a Allen & Hanburys) & anor v Sandoz Limited & ors [2017] EWHC 3196 (Ch)15 December 2017Glaxo Martin Howe QC and Iona Berkeley appeared for the Defendants, Sandoz, in the Claimants’ application for permission to adduce survey evidence, in passing off proceedings relating to the colour and get-up of the Claimants’ Seretide combination inhaler. This inhaler was made up of two purple colours, which the Claimants argued denoted trade origin. The […]
Teva v AstraZeneca – Rosuvastatin [2017] EWCA Civ 213514 December 2017Daniel Alexander QC was instructed on the appeal from the judgment of Leggett J, with Alan Maclean QC of Blackstone Chambers for the Appellant (“Teva”) in a case concerning the construction of a settlement agreement relating to the launch of generic rosuvastatin. The Settlement Agreement provided that Teva agreed not to sell its generic rosuvastatin until […]
Thelma Madine v Leanne 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, Leanne […]