Kendal Watkinson

Year called: 2021
Mediation & Arbitration: Mediator


Kendal joined Chambers in September 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She was supervised by Jonathan Moss, Gwilym Harbottle and Thomas St Quintin. During pupillage, Kendal gained experience in copyright and design, trade marks and passing off, confidential information, media and entertainment, patents, and IT. During her second six, Kendal was instructed on various matters in her own right. She is now developing a broad IP practice in line with Chambers’ profile.

Kendal graduated from the University of Oxford with a distinction on the BCL. During her time at Oxford, she specialised in IP and Computer Science. She also has a first class law degree from Queen Mary University of London, where she received various awards including the Roger Crane Medal for outstanding academic performance. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a year on exchange at the University of Hong Kong. Kendal received a full scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn for the Bar course and was also a residential scholar of the Inn.

Prior to starting pupillage, Kendal spent some time working in the Copyright and Enforcement Directorate at the IPO. As part of the Digital Technologies Team, her work was focused on the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and IP law.



Waterrower (UK) Ltd v Liking Ltd (t/a Topiom) [2022] EHWC 2084 (IPEC) – Copyright

Lifestyle Equities CV v Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 1244 (Ch) – Trademarks

Advanced Bionics v Med-El [2022] EWHC 1345 (Pat) – Patents

Saint-Gobain v 3M Innovative [2022] EWHC 1018 (Pat) – Patents

Mulsanne Insurance v Marshmallow Financial Services [2022] EWHC 276 (Ch) – Confidential information & Passing off

Crypto Open Patent Alliance v Wright [2021] EWHC 3440 (Ch) – Copyright

Qualifications and Regulations


BCL, University of Oxford (2020-2021) – Distinction

LLM & BPTC, BPP Law School (2019-2020) – Distinction

LLB (Exchange), University of Hong Kong (2017-2018) – Year Abroad

LLB (Honours), Queen Mary University of London (2015-2019) – First Class


BPP Professional Development Award (2020)

Lincoln’s Inn Residential Scholarship (2019)

Sir Thomas More Scholarship (2019)

Roger Crane Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2019)

Queen Mary Mandarin Language Scholarship (2018)

Reed Smith Pro Bono Award (2017)


Kendal 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: 74701).

She has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/064). Please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.


‘Court of Appeal rules on targeting in the context of global online marketplaces (Lifestyle Equities & Anr v Amazon & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 552)’ (AIPPI Newsletter, July 2022).

‘Trouble for Urbanbubble – Urban Evolution not liable for trade mark infringement or passing off (Urbanbubble v Urban Evolution)’ (LexisPSL, LexisNexis, 31 January 2022).

‘Considering whether Trade Mark law prevents the defendant from telling the truth in light of Case C-487/07 L’OrÈal SA v Bellure NV’ (2020) Lincoln’s Inn Student Law Journal, Volume 2.

Human Interest

Kendal’s hobbies consist of travelling the world, taking photographs on her vintage film cameras, and Thai boxing.

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