Intellectual Property

Members of Chambers act in relation to every aspect of the enforcement and licensing of all intellectual property rights including:

Patents, technology transfers, plant variety rights, pharmaceutical and environmental regulatory compliance.

Trade marks, passing off, unfair competition, trade libel, domain names, sports and character merchandising, franchising and corporate sponsorship.

Copyright, copyright tribunals, registered and unregistered design rights (both UK and Community), computer software and database rights, trade secrets, counterfeiting and criminal remedies.

Members regularly appear before the High Court (including the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)), the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office, the General Court and the CJEU.

A number of the leading texts in the IP field are edited or contributed to by members of Hogarth Chambers. These include Copinger & Skone James on CopyrightA Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law, Intellectual Property in Europe and The Modern Law of Trade Marks. For full details of these and of our many other publications, see our publications page.

We are well known for the regular seminars we organise for solicitors and patent/trade mark attorneys. For more details see our seminars page.

Chambers and Partners 2017

Home to an impressive selection of IP practitioners which is particularly strong at the junior level. Sources are quick to highlight the quality of its senior juniors, whilst also noting the polished advocacy and commercial awareness of the silks. Members are instructed on a broad range of trade mark, copyright and design right disputes, and are also recognised for their expertise in electrical and mechanical patent matters.

Client service: The clerking team is "very good and very responsive." The "excellent" senior clerk Clive Nicholls is praised as someone "who goes out of his way to assist solicitors and gives a really good insight into the market."

Legal 500 2017

Hogarth Chambers has ‘enormous strength in depth in intellectual property’ and fields ‘truly exceptional barristers of all levels’ – solicitors ‘cannot recommend them highly enough’. ‘The service from the clerking team is of the very highest standard’ and ‘it is more business-focused than some other sets’. ‘The clerks are very obliging when clients have strange billing requirements and accommodating when last-minute advice is needed’. Furthermore, ‘they are all well informed about their barristers’ diaries and availability’, and ‘often go above and beyond for solicitors’. Chambers director Briget Harrison and senior clerk Clive Nicholls provide ‘invaluable support’; consultant Ian Bowie ‘understands what clients want in terms of quality, turnaround time and budget’; and assistant clerk John Davies is ‘particularly helpful’. 

Barristers

Alastair Wilson QC  |  Roger Wyand QC | Christopher Morcom QC |  Jonathan Rayner James QC | Nicholas Caddick QC  |  Gillian Davies  |  Michael Hicks  |  Edward Bragiel  |  Amanda Michaels  |  Guy Tritton  |  Gwilym Harbottle  |  Richard Davis  |  Andrew Norris  |  Jeremy Reed  |  Tom St Quintin  |  Benjamin Longstaff  |  Jonathan Moss  |  Charlotte Scott  | Jamie Muir Wood | Nick Zweck | Sam Carter