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Chambers of Michael Silverleaf QC

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Within Intellectual property, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a first tier set,

For some, 11 South Square is ‘the leading IP set for housing quality members at all levels; the senior members are a match for anyone, and there are some really good juniors who will follow in their footsteps'. Work highlights included acting in Interflora v Marks and Spencer plc concerning the use of Interflora as a Google AdWord by Marks and Spencer plc, and Apple inc v Samsung relating to patents in mobile phone technology.

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Within IT and telecoms, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a second tier set,

11 South Square houses many members who acquired high-level technology experience prior to joining the Bar. Michael Silverleaf QC continues to act in Interflora v Marks & Spencer, and Henry Carr QC and Brian Nicholson are involved in Nintendo v Philips concerning the technology in the Wii remote.

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Within Media and entertainment, 11 South Square (Michael Silverleaf QC) is a third tier set,

11 South Square’s members act for artists such as Lady GaGa, The Who, The Prodigy and Daft Punk. The set has expertise in matters with an IP element; for example, copyright infringement of song lyrics.

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Within Set overviews: England and Wales,

11 South Square is ‘one of the premier intellectual property sets', where ‘solicitors feel happy instructing anyone in chambers'. Members have extensive experience in the science, technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and many are also active in related IT and media cases. The set now has three recent former members appointed to the bench, with latest being Richard Hacon, who was appointed the first full-time judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in 2013. Senior clerk Ashley Carr is ‘always helpful and very knowledgeable', and is ‘bringing along a very effective team of juniors in his wake'. Offices in: London

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