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


Charlotte undertook her pupillage at Hogarth Chambers in 2012-2013 and has been a tenant since September 2013. Charlotte’s practice includes the full-range of soft intellectual property, including trade marks, passing off, copyright, design right and related commercial matters. 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, both as a junior and in her own right.

In particular, Charlotte is becoming a trade mark specialist. She registered the most appearances as Counsel at the UKIPO in 2019, 2018 and 2017 (according to the CITMA Review) and regularly conducts appeals before the Appointed Person and the High Court, as well as matters before the EUIPO and the General Court. Charlotte also teaches on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice for Trade Mark Attorneys course at Nottingham Law School.

Charlotte is a contributor to Copinger & Skone-James on Copyright. She was also awarded the AIPPI Prize for 2015 for her contribution to the UK’s responses to AIPPI’s “Questions” for 2015.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Charlotte was a Scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge where she read Law. She also helped found Instant Impact Ltd, a graduate and early career recruitment agency. Instant Impact is now a leading company in its field and Charlotte continues to be involved in its legal and commercial affairs. This experience provides Charlotte with a valuable insight when advising commercial clients.

Directory & Testimonial Quotes

Legal 500 2021
Intellectual Property: 
"A reliable junior with good knowledge, who offers practical advice and assistance."

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.