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Regeneron v Kymab [2020] UKSC 2724 June 2020Michael Tappin QC, along with Iain Purvis QC, appeared on behalf of the Appellant in this appeal to the Supreme Court involving the patent issue of sufficiency. The Supreme Court allowed Kymab’s appeal by a majority of four to one, holding that Regeneron’s patents were invalid. The patents concerned a new type of genetically modified […]
Les Grands Chais de France SAS v Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco [2020] EWHC 1633 (Ch)24 June 2020Fiona Clark appeared for the Respondent (“the Consorzio”) on this appeal against a hearing officer’s refusal to register the sign NOSECCO in respect of non-alcoholic sparkling wine and also at the hearing below. The Consorzio, an association established, inter alia, to protect the well known PROSECCO designation of origin (“the PDO”), had opposed the registration. […]
Daniel Alexander QC is Best Lawyers’ 2021 IP Lawyer of the Year10 June 2020Daniel Alexander QC has been voted IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour.  Daniel received the highest overall peer feedback for […]
8 New Square Webinars10 June 2020Following a successful collaboration with UCL’s IBIL, 8 New Square is running a series of webinars on recent developments in IP law and procedure. Links to the registration forms are below. The sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend the live webinar and those recordings are accessed through the links below. Previous Webinars […]
Teva v Chiesi Farmaceutici [2020] EWHC 1311 (Pat)2 June 2020Charlotte May QC appeared for the defendant in this strike out application. The claimant sought to revoke three patents held by the defendant and the defendant counterclaimed for infringement on a quia timet basis. When the defendant requested disclosure in relation to the allegedly infringing product, the claimant applied to strike out the infringement claim […]
Genentech and MDC -v- The Comptroller General of Patents [2020] EWCA Civ 47531 March 2020Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared for Genentech and Charlotte May QC appeared for Master Data Center (“MDC”) in these two appeals against a decision of Mr Recorder Douglas Campbell QC (sitting as Judge of the Patents Court) refusing to allow the patentee’s supplementary patent certificate (“SPC”) to continue in force beyond the two-year period mistakenly applied […]
Congratulations to Henry Edwards25 March 2020Chambers is very pleased to announce that Henry Edwards has commenced practice having accepted a tenancy at 8 New Square. 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic23 March 2020In light of the British Government’s recent announcement (23rd March 2020) 8 New Square has implemented the following protocol to protect the health and safety of its members, staff, clients and visitors, whilst remaining open for business. Our clerks will be able to answer any queries regarding current and new instructions and have the capability […]
Jaani Riordan talks to the AIPPI about Intermediaries20 March 2020Jaani Riordan recently gave a talk, hosted by Allen & Overy, to the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.  Jaani was part of a panel commenting on recent developments in case law, legislation and regulation concerning intermediaries. The internet has revolutionised many aspects of life, indeed it has become an integral part of […]
Iona Berkeley talks about Sky v SkyKick16 March 2020On 4th March, Iona Berkeley gave a lecture to the INN Group of solicitors hosted at Bristows LLP on the topic of the recent CJEU Judgment in the Sky v SkyKick litigation, which particularly concerns recent developments in the area of bad faith and trade mark law.