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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

Philip Roberts

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in the law relating to intellectual property and information technology. Nominet UK DRS Expert since 2ee1 and member of the Expert Review Group since 2008. Recent noteworthy cases include: Zee Entertainment v Zeebox (2014] EWCA Civ 82; BSkyB v Duarte [2014] EWHC 111 (Ch); JW Spear v Zynga [2014] F.S.R. 14 (CA), [2014] F.S.R. 19 (ChD); Football Dataco v Stan James Plc [2014] EWHC 504 (Ch), [2013] FSR 3, [2013] EWCA Civ 27, [2011] RPC 9, [2010] RPC 17; Toth v Emirates [2012] EWHC 517 (ChD); L’Oreal SA v eBay International AG [2011] ETMR 52 and [2008] FSR 37.

Career

Qualified 1996; Inner Temple.

Education

University of Nottingham (1995 BA Hons Law).


London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – 2018 silks

Philip Roberts QC - One Essex CourtHe has a fantastic understanding of the digital world, is extremely bright, and comes up with good strategic and commercial advice.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – 2018 silks

Philip Roberts QC - One Essex CourtAn excellent advocate and one of the top trade mark silks, with experience in advising on online infringement issues.

Within: Intellectual property

The ‘quality heavyweight IP and technology set’, One Essex Court boasts a ‘good range of IP and commercial barristers’. Members have acted in complex patent litigation, such as Geoffrey Hobbs QC’s instructions in Warner-Lambert v Sandoz & others and Biogen & others v AbbVie, both before the Court of Appeal. Hobbs was also instructed alongside Philip Roberts QC in an appeal challenging the judicial review to plain packaging regulations for tobacco products; the appeal by two tobacco companies involved arguments concerning the regulation’s incompatibility with European legislation and international treaties governing trade marks and designs.

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