Jamie Muir Wood

Year called: 2012

“More than a match for more senior counsels.”  Chambers and Partners 2021

Profile

Jamie specialises in intellectual property, media and entertainment.  He regularly appears in cases in the High Court, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office as well as being instructed in cases proceeding in the Court of Appeal, the General Court and at the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Since joining Hogarth Chambers, Jamie has been involved in the full range of intellectual property disputes, with his practice covering patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and confidential information.  He is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.

Jamie completed a combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Natural Sciences degree at the University of Cambridge, focussing on materials science.  Afterwards, Jamie remained at Cambridge to undertake a doctorate in materials science, looking at shape memory materials, and further postdoctoral research, creating metal foams for air batteries.

Jamie then left academia to spend 5 years working in the construction industry, initially assisting expert witnesses in a wide range of construction disputes and subsequently advising banks and other funders on risk in construction projects.  During this time, he completed a part time Master of Science degree in construction law and dispute resolution and a part time law degree.

His technical and commercial background provides Jamie with an ideal foundation for working on complex intellectual property disputes and enables him to take a pragmatic view of disputes.

Directory & Testimonial Quotes

Chambers & Partners 2021

‘More than a match for more senior counsels.’

Cases

Patents

Zacharias v. Dazcom (IPO) – counsel for the applicant in an entitlement dispute concerning the inventorship of the ‘Fluxuator’ tool for plumbers

Unwired Planet International Ltd v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd [2016] EWHC 576 (Pat) – part of the team representing the defendant in a telecommunication patent infringement and revocation trial (whilst on secondment to a firm of solicitors) and assisting with grounds of appeal

Advising on entitlement and infringement in respect of a wide range of patents covering medical and mechanical devices, telecommunications, specialist clothing and sports equipment

 

Trade marks and passing off

NXP BV v. ID Management Systems [2019] EWHC 1902 (IPEC) – counsel for the claimant in a trade mark infringement trial concerning counterfeits and parallel importation

easyGroup Ltd v. Netflix, Inc. (Ch) – junior counsel in a trade mark infringement dispute regarding the Netflix comedy ‘Easy’

Manchester United Football Club Ltd v. Sega Publishing Europe Ltd (Ch) – junior counsel in a trade mark infringement dispute concerning the computer game ‘Football Manager’

Apple Inc. v. Pear Technologies Ltd (C-295/19 P) – junior counsel in a trade mark infringement case regarding the similarity of apples and pears as signs for technological goods

Golden Cala Trading Est. v. Mack (O/300/19) – counsel for the partially successful opponent in a trade mark opposition concerning contact lenses

Ion IP Ltd v. Donohue (O/746/18 and O/243/19) – counsel for the successful trade mark owner in a revocation action concerning bad faith and wellington boots

Cambridge Neurotech Ltd v. The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (O/102/19) – counsel for the partially successful trade mark applicant in an opposition concerning specialist research apparatus and associated services

Breitling v. Taktak (IPEC (small claims)) (December 2018 (unreported)) – counsel for the successful defendant in trade mark infringement proceedings, awarded its costs because of the unreasonable behaviour of the claimant

Joshi v. O2 Worldwide Ltd (O/830/18) – counsel on appeal to the Appointed Person for the successful trade mark applicant in an opposition concerning the mark ‘guru’

Martinez (t/a Prick) v. Prick Me Baby One More Time Ltd (t/a Prick) [2018] EWHC 776 (IPEC) – counsel for the claimant in a passing off trial concerning a tattoo parlour and a cactus shop

Scolmore (International) Ltd v. CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (t/a The Range) (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the claimant in a damages inquiry in respect of counterfeit plugs in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off

Jemella Group Ltd v. Shenzhe Jinri Electrical Appliance Co Ltd (IPEC) (May 2018 (unreported)) – counsel for the claimant in a successful application for alternative means of service in China to be deemed to be good service in a claim concerning counterfeit goods, trade mark infringement and hair straighteners

Turbo-K Ltd v. Turbo-K International Ltd (Ch)  – junior counsel for the defendants in a complex dispute concerning passing off, trade mark infringement, breach of contract and misrepresentation in the field of turbine engine cleaning fluids

HBI Europe GmbH v. MMS Wholesale Ltd (IPEC) – counsel for the defendant in a claim involving trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off and confidential witness evidence in respect of tobacco rolling trays

Cooper v. Consolidated Developments Ltd (TIN PAN ALLEY) (O/135/18) – counsel for the appellant on appeal to the Appointed Person in a successful rebuttal of a strike out application, leading to transfer of the appeal to the High Court on the basis that it raised a matter of legal importance

Fior v. Walt Disney Co Ltd [2017] EWHC 2933 (IPEC) – junior counsel for the claimant in a claim regarding trade mark infringement and merchandising under the sign Alice Through the Looking Glass

Memoria Ltd v. Funeral Zone Ltd [2017] EWHC 2497 (IPEC) – counsel for the claimant in an unsuccessful application for interim relief leading to an order for an expedited trial in a claim for passing off and trade mark infringement in relation to the funeral sector

Jadebay Ltd v. Clarke-Coles Ltd (t/a Feel Good UK) [2017] EWHC 1400 (IPEC) – counsel for the successful claimant in a combined hearing of liability and quantum in respect of trade mark infringement and passing off concerning Amazon listings and flag poles

Powercell Global Ltd v. Duracell Batteries BVBA (POWERCELL) (unreported) – counsel for the applicant in a successful application for permission to file a late Form TM8 defence and counterstatement in trade mark opposition proceedings at the UK IPO in respect of energy drinks

Ceroc Enterprises Ltd v. Davies (IPEC (small claims)) (February 2017 (unreported)) – counsel for the defendant in a damages inquiry following default judgment, beating a settlement offer from the claimant in respect of a type of dance

Pearson (t/a Pink Butterfly) v. Grand Events Holding Ltd (IPEC (small claims)) (January 2017 (unreported)) – counsel for the successful defendant in a trade mark infringement and passing off trial regarding a wedding venue and the differences between dog, cat and rat goodwill

Furnitureland.co.uk Ltd v. Furniture Village Ltd (FURNITURELAND) (O/032/16 and O/507/16) – junior counsel for the successful defendant in trade mark revocation proceedings at the UK IPO and on appeal to the Appointed Person in respect of furniture stores

Cuts Ice Ltd v. Flavours & Essences (UK) Ltd (Ch) (August 2016 (unreported)) – counsel for the defendant resisting an application to the Master for specific disclosure for an inquiry as to damages beyond that required under Island v. Tring in the field of vaping

 

Designs

Tutti Frutti Direct Ltd v. Kooltrade Ltd (IPEC) (Settled) – counsel for the defendants in a UK unregistered design right infringement case concerning bedside cribs

Additional Lengths Ltd v. So Secret Hair Extensions Ltd (IPEC) – counsel for the defendants in a UK registered design infringement case concerning hair extensions

Preston Innovations Ltd v. Middy Tackle Ltd (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the claimant in a UK unregistered design right infringement case concerning fishing tackle

Parisian (UK) Ltd v. Missi Ltd (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the defendant in a UK and Community unregistered design right claim and counterclaim in respect of dress designs

Moda Furnishings Ltd v. Allen (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the defendant in a claim for UK and Community unregistered design right infringement concerning rattan furniture

 

Copyright/media/entertainment

Sexton v. Osman (Ch) – counsel for the defendant in a claim concerning breach of a management agreement

KKA Ltd v. Peel Ports Group Ltd (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the claimant in a claim for infringement of architectural drawings

FBT Productions, LLC v. Let Them Eat Vinyl Ltd [2019] EWHC 829 (IPEC) – counsel for the claimant in a claim for infringement of copyright in Infinite, the first album recorded by Eminem

Tumber v. Independent Television News Ltd [2017] EWHC 3093 (IPEC) – counsel for the claimant in a partially successful strike out application and successful rebuttal of a cross-application to strike out the claim in respect of infringement of the copyright in a love poem

Phonographic Performance Ltd v. JJPB Ltd [2017] EWHC 1370 (Ch) – counsel for the claimant in a successful application for default judgment concerning the copyright in recorded music and the availability of injunctive relief

Koompirochana v. Photography By Lorna Ltd (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the claimant in a claim for breach of moral rights in personal maternity and baby photographs

OMAS Tecnosistemi SRL v. Jurista Ltd (IPEC) (October 2017 (unreported)) – counsel for the claimant in a successful application for default judgment in a claim for infringement of copyright in technical photographs for bottling machinery

Hook v. Sumner; Sumner v. Hook; Vitalturn Company Ltd v. Hook (Ch) (settled) – junior counsel for Peter Hook, former bassist of New Order and Joy Division in multiple disputes with the remaining members of New Order concerning copyright infringement, trade mark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty and a derivative action

Banbury v. Glass (IPEC) (settled) – counsel for the defendant in a claim for copyright infringement of text and images in health and safety posters

 

Confidential information

ESL Fuels Ltd v. Fletcher (Ch) – junior counsel in a confidential information/licensing dispute concerning fuel products

Keyfresh IT Ltd v. Itech Information Technology Ltd [2018] EWHC 1337 (Ch) – counsel for the successful claimant in an application for an interim injunction in a claim for passing off and breach of confidence in a dispute between directors following the insolvency of their former company in the IT industry and in a subsequent successful application (October 2019, unreported) to enforce the terms of a Tomlin order

Alliance Surgical plc v. Byrne (Ch) – junior counsel for the defendant in a breach of confidence dispute regarding customer lists

Niche Products Ltd v. Macdermid Offshore Solutions LLC (IPEC) – junior counsel in a three-day trial concerning the technical accuracy of a report into a control fluid for the oil and gas industry

 

Membership

ADR Group accredited civil and commercial mediator

Member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Intellectual Property Bar Association

Member of the Society of Construction Law

Member of IPSoc (the society for junior IP practitioners)

Honorary Treasurer of the King’s College Construction Law Association

Qualifications and Regulations

Qualifications

BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2001

MSci, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2002

MA, University of Cambridge, 2005

PhD, Materials Science, University of Cambridge, 2006

MSc, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, King’s College London, 2009

LLB, BPP Law School, 2011

BPTC, BPP Law School, 2012

Regulations

Jamie is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales.  He is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (Bar Ref: 59717)

He has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/060). Please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.

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