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 attorneys. For more details see our seminars page.

Chambers and Partners 2021

“Hogarth Chambers offers an impressive trade mark, copyright and designs practice, and can boast a particularly impressive roster of specialist juniors active in the field. The set is regularly instructed in widely publicised disputes in various industry sectors including media, fashion and manufacturing. The barristers have additional capability covering patent cases, including those arising in the context of cutting-edge TMT technology. A source describes it as “an excellent chambers with a phenomenal depth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of IP law.”

Legal 500 2021

Hogarth Chambers is reputed for the outstanding legal knowledge and commercial acumen of its members and its friendly and responsive clerking team. It is consistently ranked as a leading set for intellectual property (and media and entertainment) and its members have acted in recent seminal IP cases in the UK.