Recent cases

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 […]
Nicholas Martin v Julia Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC) and [2017] EWHC 3266 (IPEC)4 December 2017In this case Ashton Chantrielle, led by Simon Malynicz QC of 3 New Square, appeared for Ms Kogan, the Defendant/ Part 20 Claimant, and Jonathan Hill appeared for the film company Part 20 Defendants. Mr Nicholas Martin sought a declaration that he was the sole author of the screenplay for the film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ starring Meryl Streep […]
Accord Healthcare v Research Corporation Technologies [2017] EWHC 2711 (Ch)16 November 2017This 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.
Jake Fior v The Walt Disney Company Limited [2017] EWHC 2933 (IPEC)13 November 2017In a trade mark dispute about ‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’ Henry Ward for the Defendants Disney successfully applied to strike out the Claimant’s pleading that relied on without prejudice correspondence. The Judge held that the exceptions to the without prejudice rule in Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Limited [2010] UKSC 44 […]
Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch)24 August 2017Jonathan Hill successfully represented the claimants (“Technomed”) in this claim for infringement of sui generis database right and various copyrights by the defendants (“Bluecrest” and “Express”). Bluecrest had entered a contract with Technomed for the provision of heart screening services, using Technomed’s Electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis and reporting system (known as the ECG Cloud). This was […]
Premier League Commission8 August 2017A number of members of chambers regularly sit as arbitrators. Decisions of arbitral panels are rarely made public but an exception was the recent decision of a Commission, established pursuant to the rules of the Premier League, which has attracted interest among football clubs and fans concerning the rules requiring clubs to offer concessionary prices […]
Actavis -and- Eli Lilly [2017] UKSC 4812 July 2017Daniel Alexander QC, Richard Meade QC and Isabel Jamal appeared for the Claimant/Respondent, Actavis, in this landmark case in which the Supreme Court changed the way in which UK courts consider patent infringement by ‘equivalents’. The Supreme Court, allowing the appeal and finding that Actavis’s product both directly and indirectly infringed, substantially re-cast the English […]