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Community Plant Variety Office: Pixley Berries (Juice) Limited v Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited [March 2018]26 March 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared on behalf of Lucozade Ribena Suntory before the Community Plant Variety Office in its successful resistance of Pixley Berries’ application for a compulsory licence in respect of the blackcurrant plant variety ‘Ben Starav’ used in Ribena. It is the first time an application for a compulsory licence has been made under […]
New Head of Chambers, James Mellor QC22 March 2018Chambers are delighted to announce James Mellor QC as the new Head of Chambers, following the decision by Mark Platts- Mills QC to stand down from the post. Mark has been an outstanding Head of Chambers for 17 years and we are enormously grateful to him for his hard work and leadership. We would like […]
Asian Patent Attorneys Association Seminar22 March 2018Daniel Alexander QC gave the annual seminar to the Asian Patent Attorneys Association in Singapore on 22 March, covering recent developments in patents, copyright and trade-marks, involving comparative analysis with recent substantive and procedural case law in Singapore. He was given a tour of the Singapore Supreme Court and met with Judge George Wei, the […]
Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health PLC [2018] EWHC 615 (Pat)19 March 2018Michael Tappin QC, along with Joe Delaney from 3 New Square, appeared for TDL Genetics, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics in this application by the two respective sets of Defendants to strike out the Claimants’ claim, or alternatively for summary judgment against the First Claimant. The Defendants argued that the bringing of the claim […]
Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health PLC and Ors19 March 2018Michael Tappin QC, along with Joe Delaney from 3 New Square, appeared for TDL Genetics, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics in this application by the two respective sets of Defendants to strike out the Claimants’ claim, or alternatively for summary judgment against the First Claimant. The Defendants argued that the bringing of the claim […]
Glencairn v Dartington Crystal [2018] EWHC 769 (Pat)16 March 2018James Abrahams QC appeared for the Claimants in this application for an interim injunction. The Claimants are the proprietor/ exclusive licensee of a registered design for a drinking glass and applied for an interim injunction against the Defendant, a manufacturer of glass wear. The Defendant had applied to revoke the registered design and for a declaration […]
Glencairn IP Holdings Ltd and another v Dartington Crystal [2018] EWHC 769 (Pat)16 March 2018James Abrahams QC appeared for the Claimants in this application for an interim injunction. The Claimants are the proprietor/ exclusive licensee of a registered design for a drinking glass and applied for an interim injunction against the Defendant, a manufacturer of glass wear. The Defendant had applied to revoke the registered design and for a […]
Frank Industries v Nike [2018] EWCA Civ 49713 March 2018James Abrahams QC appeared for Nike in this appeal against an interim injunction granted by His Honour Judge Hacon. The substantive action relates to Nike’s “Nothing beats a Londoner” campaign, during the course of which Nike used the sign ‘LDNR’, for which the Claimant has registered UK and EU trade marks. HH Judge Hacon granted an […]
Frank Industries v Nike [2018] EWCA Civ 497.13 March 2018  James Abrahams QC appeared for Nike in this appeal against an interim injunction granted by His Honour Judge Hacon. The substantive action relates to Nike’s “Nothing beats a Londoner” campaign, during the course of which Nike used the sign ‘LDNR’, for which the Claimant has registered UK and EU trade marks. HH Judge Hacon […]
8 New Square awarded Bar Council Certificate of Recognition for its Wellbeing work6 March 20188 New Square is absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Bar Council Certificate of Recognition for its wellbeing work – an award which reflects the welcome growth in the recognition of the importance of wellbeing to the creation of a healthy, diverse and supportive working environments in chambers and across the Bar generally