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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.
Conversant v Apple [2019] EWHC 3266 (Pat)29 November 2019James Mellor QC and Michael Conway represented Conversant and Charlotte May QC and Lindsay Lane QC appeared for Apple in this trial relating to patent infringement and validity which was heard before Birss J. The patent in question (as unconditionally amended) related to a particular user interface for a “smart phone”. It was said to […]
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 […]
Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors23 October 2019In Shanks v Unilever, Lord Kitchin, giving the judgment of the Supreme Court, set aside the IPO hearing officer’s decision, upheld by Arnold J and the Court of Appeal, rejecting Prof Shanks’s claim for compensation from his employer, the research arm of Unilever, on grounds that patents for an electrochemical testing device he invented were […]
Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners18 October 2019We are pleased to report our continued success in the UK Bar 2020 editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, being ranked as a Leading Set in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media & Entertainment.
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 action was dismissed, and on 4th February 2020 the Court of Appeal (Floyd LJ) refused […]