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Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd and Anor v Sandoz Ltd and ors [2019] EWHC 2545 (Ch)4 October 2019Martin Howe QC, Iona Berkeley and Ashton Chantrielle appeared for the First to Fifth Defendants (‘Sandoz’) in this lengthy passing off trial, concerning the colour and get-up of the Claimants’ Seretide combination inhaler, an extremely successful prescription only medication. The two week trial held before Arnold J., as he then was, concerned the law of […]
Congratulations to Jennifer Dixon1 October 2019Chambers are pleased to announce that Jennifer Dixon has commenced practice having accepted a tenancy at 8 New Square. Jennifer holds an LLB from University College London. During pupillage, Jennifer has been involved in several major patent, trade mark and copyright cases and is currently working as part of the team on a patent action […]
Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare [2019] EWHC 1979 (Pat)30 September 2019Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC and Maxwell Keay appeared for the Claimant, Coloplast, to oppose an application brought by the Defendant to stay UK infringement and validity proceedings pending the conclusion of opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office. Applying the IPCom guidance, David Stone, siting as a Deputy High Court Judge, dismissed the stay application. Following […]
Pfizer v F. Hoffman La-Roche [2019] EWHC 1520 (Pat)20 September 2019Richard Meade QC and Thomas Jones  appeared for the Claimant, Pfizer, and Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC and Mark Chacksfield QC appeared for the Defendant, Roche, in a case concerning Arrow relief in circumstances where no UK Patent could grant by reason of dedesignations. The case concerned Pfizer’s proposed launch of a biosimilar containing bevacizumab to be […]
London Legal Walk17 June 2019On Monday 17th June, a team of walkers from 8 New Square took part in the annual 10K London Legal Walk, which is sponsored by The Law Society and LexisNexis. The team joined 15,000 people walking to help raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust.  The Trust works to support law centres and legal […]
Glaxo Wellcome & anor v Sandoz & ors [2019] EWHC 1528 (Pat)12 June 2019Martin Howe QC, Iona Berkeley and Ashton Chantrielle appeared for the First to Fifth Defendants in this pre-trial review, in passing off proceedings relating to the colour and get-up of the Claimants’ Seretide combination inhaler. The principal issue to be determined at the pre-trial review was the Defendants’ application to exclude certain parts of the […]
The First 100 Years – Women in Law10 June 2019The First 100 Years The First 100 Years is a ground-breaking history project, supported by the Law Society, the Bar Council and CILEx, charting the journey of women in law since 1919.  The project aims to ensure a strong and equal future for all women in the legal profession by raising awareness about their history […]
Daniel Alexander QC talk on Enforcing Patents Smoothly15 May 2019In March, Daniel Alexander spoke at a conference on "Enforcing Patents Smoothly: From Automatic Injunctions to Proportionate Remedies". The seminar was organised by the Institute of Law and Technology/Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg , Germany. There is a developing line of case law relating to the […]
Charlotte May QC named in WIPR Influential Women in IP 2019 list7 May 2019Charlotte May QC has recently been named as one of 80 influential women in the inaugral edition of World IP Review's Influential Women in IP 2019. The women featured represent some of the most prominent lawyers in the industry. 
Quentin Cregan accredited mediator4 May 2019 Quentin Cregan completed the Bar Council Accredited Mediator Training Foundation Course on 3 May 2019 and is now an accredited mediator