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Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co Ltd v Celgard LLC9 October 2020James Abrahams QC appeared for the appellant in this appeal against an interim injunction and order permitting the claimant to serve the claim form outside the jurisdiction, in relation to a claim for breach of confidence and/or a breach of the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018 reg. 3. In the leading judgment Arnold LJ […]
Conversant Wireless Licensing v Huawei & ZTE8 October 2020Adrian Speck QC, Mark Chacksfield QC and Michael Conway appeared for Conversant in its appeal against a finding that a European patent for a mobile telephony feature was invalid for added matter.  The invention in the patent related to autonomous transmission in high speed uplink packet access in the context of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications […]
Bridging the Bar28 September 20208 New Square is proud to be a Sponsor and Partner of Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities at the Bar.  Bridging the Bar is committed to increasing the equality of access to opportunities in the legal profession across all under-represented groups. To find out more about […]
John Call’s Retirement14 September 2020After 48 years with Chambers, John Call has made the decision that the time is right to retire and will do so at the end of the year. Chambers feel extremely fortunate to have benefitted from John’s guidance, wisdom and good humour over the years and will miss him enormously. One of John’s many talents […]
Sazerac v Liverpool Gin Distillery10 September 2020James Mellor QC and Maxwell Keay appeared for the Claimants and Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Tom Jones appeared for the Defendants in a trial concerning the trade marks EAGLE RARE and AMERICAN EAGLE.  Sazerac alleged that the sale of Halewood’s bourbon under the name “American Eagle” was an infringement of its UK and EU trade […]
Richard Meade QC is appointed as a Justice of the High Court4 September 2020Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Meade QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division) and will start his new appointment on the 7th September.  Spanning nearly 30 years, Richard has had a distinguished career at the Bar, and members of chambers wish him every success in his new […]
Isabel Jamal is The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week3 September 2020Chambers is pleased to announce that The Lawyer’s Barrister of the Week is Isabel Jamal. Isabel, together with Adrian Speck QC and Tom Jones, both of 8 New Square, recently acted for Unwired and Conversant in their successful landmark patent case in the Supreme Court against Huawei and ZTE. For those with access to The […]
Unwired Planet v Huawei and Others26 August 2020The Supreme Court has handed down its landmark judgment in the joined appeals in the Unwired Planet and Conversant cases.  The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the courts below finding that the UK courts have jurisdiction to determine the terms of a worldwide FRAND licence and that in the circumstances of the Conversant case the […]
Congratulations to Edmund Eustace27 July 2020Chambers is very pleased to announce that having successfully completed pupillage, Edmund Eustace has accepted an offer of tenancy at 8 New Square.  
F5 Networks v Blizzard Entertainment (IPO) O/358/2022 July 2020Iona Berkeley represented the Trade Mark Applicant, F5 Networks Inc, in this UK IPO Trade Mark Registry Opposition hearing. The trade mark application was for “F5 Overwatch” for “Software as a service (SaaS) providing computer network operators with the ability to monitor and inventory network applications”. This Application was opposed by the owner of the […]