Charlotte Blythe (née Scott)

Year called:
Practice areas:
IP, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT, Media & Entertainment, Chancery & Commercial

"Charlotte is fantastic to work with: she is approachable, gives clear advice and is a real hit with clients."  Chambers & Partners 2020


Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte was a Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge where she read Law.

After graduating in 2010, she worked at a commercial law firm in Sydney, Australia, before returning to the UK to help found a company performing graduate recruitment consultancy for SMEs, Instant Impact Ltd. Instant Impact is now a leading specialist graduate recruitment agency and Charlotte continues to be involved in the company’s legal and commercial affairs. This experience provides Charlotte with a valuable insight when advising commercial clients.

Charlotte commenced pupillage at Hogarth Chambers in September 2012 and accepted an offer of tenancy in September 2013. During her pupillage, Charlotte was involved in a broad range of intellectual property matters; she also gained considerable experience in Chancery and general contractual matters having been instructed as junior counsel on a 10-day trial in the High Court concerning partnerships and breach of trust. 

Charlotte now practises in all fields of intellectual property, with a particular focus on soft IP such as trade marks, passing off, copyright and design right. She regularly appears in both the High Court and the IPEC (including the small claims track) for trials, CMCs and interim applications, including interim injunctions. Charlotte also appears frequently in the Trade Marks Registry and before the Appointed Persons; according to the CITM Review 2017, Charlotte was the barrister with the most appearances at the UK IPO in 2017. She also recently conducted a hearing in the General Court of the CJEU.

Charlotte was awarded the AIPPI Prize for 2015 for her contribution to the UK’s responses to AIPPI’s “Questions” for 2015.

In addition, Charlotte teaches on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice for Trade Mark Attorneys course at Nottingham Law School and is a contributor to Copinger & Skone-James on Copyright.

Directory & Testimonial Quotes

Chambers & Partners 2020
Intellectual Property: 
"She is very quick off the mark and is sharp on her feet."

Chambers & Partners 2019
Intellectual Property: "She is a very safe pair of hands and is very pragmatic."

Charlotte is mentioned in the Who's Who in the Law 2015.



Intellectual Property Bar Association

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI UK)

Chancery Bar Association.


Qualifications and Regulations


BA(Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge 2010
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 2012
Bar Professional Training Course, 2012


Charlotte is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. She is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (Bar Ref: 59731).
She has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/059). Please refer to the BMIF website  for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.



LexisNexis (since 2016/2017) - Charlotte is a member of the Q&A and InBrief IP and IT panels on the LexisNexis subscription site LexisPSL

IPR Col.l 38 Issue 5 2016 on Damages Inquiries and Accounts for Profits in the IPEC

EIPR Col.l 38 Issue 4 2016 on Minder Music v. Sharples


Human Interest

Charlotte regularly plays tennis and netball. She also enjoys skiing and loves to travel.

She is an active member of the IPSoc Committee (the society for junior IP practitioners), having been Social Secretary for 2014-2015.