Halewood International Brands Limited and Vera Lynn O-766-1912 December 2019Tom Jones represented the applicant, Halewood International Brands Limited, and Ashton Chantrielle represented the opponent, Dame Vera Lynn, in this dispute relating to an application to register VERA LYNN as a trade mark for alcoholic beverages and spirits. The Opposition was brought on the basis that Dame Vera Lynn has pre-existing passing off rights and […]
Ablynx v VHsquared10 December 2019Lindsay Lane QC appeared for the Appellants in this case concerning whether the High Court had jurisdiction in patent infringement proceedings between two licensees. The licence contained an exclusive choice of court clause conferring jurisdiction on the Belgian court and, subsequent to the commencement of the UK proceedings, the Appellants had commenced proceedings in Belgium […]
Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE and Others v Sami Chokri and Others [2019] EWHC 3584 (Ch)9 December 2019Jessie Bowhill appeared on behalf of the Appellants (Claimants) in an appeal concerning the admissibility of similar fact evidence in a claim for copyright infringement. The claim concerns the song “Shape of You” written by the first three Claimants, which the Defendants contend infringe the copyright in the song “Oh Why”. This appeal was from […]
Charlotte May QC and Lindsay Lane QC named in Managing Intellectual Property’s 50 Most Influential People in IP5 December 2019Charlotte May QC and Lindsay Lane QC have been named as two of MIP’s 50 most influential people in IP 2019.  Charlotte and Lindsay were the first all-female team to lead a patent trial at the High Court, successfully acting for the Defendants in Conversant v Apple.  The IP arena still has much work to […]
Isabel Jamal – Junior of the Year5 December 2019Isabel Jamal has won Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 UK 2020 Bar Awards in the category IP, IT & Media. This is the second Award for Isabel, who also won Junior of the Year for IP & IT at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards.
Kogan v Martin & ors21 November 2019Ashton Chantrielle appeared for the Appellant, Julia Kogan in an appeal concerning joint authorship of copyright works. Jonathan Hill appeared for three film companies, which were third party defendants in the proceedings. The appeal concerned authorship of copyright in the screenplay for the film Florence Foster Jenkins. At first instance, HHJ Hacon declared that the […]
Shnuggle Limited v Munchkin Inc. and Lindam Limited [2019] EWHC 3149 (IPEC)20 November 2019Lindsay Lane QC appeared on behalf of the Defendants (Munchkin and Lindam) in this case involving design rights in baby baths. This was a claim for infringement of design rights in two registered Community designs and also UK unregistered design rights in respect of six designs related to certain parts of two models of baby […]
First all-female QC team leading a patent case6 November 20198 New Square are proud to note that in the trial of Conversant v Apple being heard this week in the High Court of Justice, we are seeing for the first time in history an all-female leading team in a patent trial with Charlotte May QC and Lindsay Lane QC leading for Apple. James Mellor […]
Warner Music and Sony Music v TuneIn [2019] EWHC 2923 (Ch)1 November 2019Robert Howe QC and Jaani Riordan appeared for the Defendant in an important test case concerning the scope of the right of communication to the public. The Claimants (Warner and Sony) were music labels who owned or licensed the copyright in numerous sound recordings. TuneIn was a platform offering a directory of hyperlinks to freely […]
Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 201931 October 2019We are pleased to announce our success at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2019, which were held on 31st October at the London Hilton on Park Lane. We were winners in all three IT/IP categories: Set of the Year, Silk of the Year and Junior of the Year (Isabel Jamal). These Awards are […]