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8 New Square Intellectual Property

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Adrian Speck QC

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8 New Square (8 New Square Intellectual Property)


Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property, IT, and media and entertainment, including patents, trade marks and passing off, confidential information, designs, copyright and performer’s rights; also specialises in jurisdiction disputes under the CJJA 1982/Brussels Convention. Please see website entry at for recent cases.


Called 1993, Gray’s Inn. Co-author ‘The Modern Law of Copyright’ (3rd ed, Nov 2000).


IP Bar Association (PBA); Chancery Bar Association.


Seaford Head Comprehensive; Kings College, Cambridge (1991 BA Physics and Theoretical Physics 1st); College of Law (1992 Common Professional Examination distinction); ICSL (Bar Vocational Course).

London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

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

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New SquareHe is an excellent QC.

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

8 New Square is ‘a leading IP set with a reputation that follows’. Its ‘reputable barristers’ are instructed in high-profile matters, such as the telecoms patent and FRAND trials in Unwired Planet v Samsung and Huawei – which Adrian Speck, Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, Mark Chacksfield, Isabel Jamal were all instructed on.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Adrian Speck QC - 8 New SquareHe is always sharp and bright, and very good on tricky cases with slippery opponents.

Within: Intellectual property

The ‘professional, yet down-to-earth8 New Square is considered to be ‘one of the finest IP sets around’. With ‘a number of the leading QCs’ as well as ‘great young talent’, the set is recognised for its ‘great strength in depth’. Its members deliver ‘universally high-quality work’, predominantly in matters relating to patents, trade marks and copyright. Highlighted as ‘a go-to set for patent litigation in both life sciences and other technical areas’, several barristers have been instructed in high-profile cases, includeing Richard Meade QC’s instruction in Actavis v Lilly and representations from Adrian Speck, Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, Mark Chacksfield, Isabel Jamal in patent and FRAND litigation between Unwired Planet and Huawei,

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