Set Profile > Hogarth Chambers > London, England
Hogarth Chambers Offices
5 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
Hogarth Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 2
Specialist IP set Hogarth Chambers has an excellent reputation for handling all aspects of the enforcement and licensing of IP rights. In recent work, Nicholas Caddick QC and Jonathan Moss acted for Obcon Solutions, one of multiple defendants in the high-profile Court of Appeal case TBD (Owen Holland) v Simons & Others, concerning the use of search orders for obtaining electronic documents. Elsewhere in chambers, Amanda Michaels and Charlotte Blythe represented car manufacturing company Bentley in a trade mark infringement action concerning composite marks.
‘The set is very strong on the soft IP side, meaning we always have a choice of counsel and a good range of junior barristers, so that clients have more budgeting options.‘
‘The culture of the set is friendly’.
‘We have used Hogarth exclusively for many years now, because of the quality of the barristers and service we receive.‘
‘They are a great set and we have always loved working with them.‘
‘Very good barristers, particularly for trade marks.‘
‘Chambers director, Ian Bowie, and senior clerk Clive Nicholls, as well as the rest of the clerks, are all great.‘
‘Ian Bowie always goes the extra mile for clients.‘
‘Clive Nicholls is outstanding.‘
‘The clerks are very helpful – great service from the excellent Clive Nicholls.‘
With ‘a good breadth of expertise and range of seniority’, the media specialist barristers at Hogarth Chambers act for artists, companies, and rights holders in television, film, music, and publishing on matters ranging from copyright and trademark infringement to licensing and contractual disputes. In Watership Down Enterprises v Sirocco Productions Inc, Andrew Norris QC successfully acted for the family of author Richard Adams, in an infringement and breach of contract claim against the US film and production company that obtained film rights for his novel Watership Down in 1976, and subsequently claimed possession of all ancillary rights to the book. Amanda Michaels is currently representing John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, in Cook and Jones v Lydon, which involves a contractual dispute between Lydon and former Sex Pistols bandmates Steve Jones and Paul Cook concerning the licensing rights to the Sex Pistols’ songs, in relation to Lydon's objection to their usage in the planned Danny Boyle-directed television series Pistol. Also, in Capitol Records v BT and Young Turks Recordings v BT, Gwilym Harbottle is acting for the record industry to obtain blocking injunctions to require internet service providers to block access to websites offering stream ripping and file hosting services.
‘Strength in depth, counsel are keen to engage and make themselves available. Down to earth.’
‘They have a good breadth of expertise and range of seniority, which makes it easy to find the right person to instruct for a given case.’
‘It is a solid Chambers although less well-known than the ‘big three.’ Their client seminars are excellent.’
‘The clerks are very responsive and pragmatic. Ian Bowie and Clive Nicholls deserve a particular mention in this regard.’
‘Ian Bowie is an outstanding clerk, totally committed, professional, and a real fixer.’
‘Generally very good. Clive Nicholls is extremely helpful.’
Hogarth Chambers > Set Profile
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.
Hogarth also has a longstanding reputation for chancery and commercial law, as well as expertise in ADR, mediation and arbitration. At Hogarth, the team is committed to providing a high-quality, cost-effective service. Chambers accepts instructions from solicitors, in-house lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, foreign lawyers, public access clients and other approved bodies.
The set: Hogarth is one of the largest intellectual property sets in the UK, with QCs and juniors barristers at all levels of seniority and expertise. They appear as advocates in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, the High Court, the Patents County Court, the criminal courts, the UK IPO, the Copyright Tribunal and Lands Tribunal. Members also have in-depth experience of EU courts, regularly appearing before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court in Luxembourg, and the European Patent Office in Munich.
Types of work undertaken: Hogarth specialises in all aspects of IP including patents, copyright, designs, trade marks, passing off, and entertainment and media. Chambers also specialises in related areas such as confidential information, privacy, IT litigation, domain name disputes, franchising, character merchandising, trade libel, freedom of information, counterfeiting, EU and UK competition law, IP insurance and commercial matters requiring technical competence. Chambers’ expertise in customs/criminal proceedings connected with IP rights is unparalleled.
Chancery/commercial work includes: insolvency (corporate and personal); company; partnership; banking and securities; e-commerce; commercial contracts; professional negligence; land law and landlord and tenant; charities; trusts, wills, probate, and Inheritance Act applications.
Leading practitioners’ books edited in chambers include: Copinger and Skone James on Copyright; Moral Rights; Intellectual Property in Europe; The Modern Law of Patents; The Modern Law of Trade Marks; A Practical Guide to Trade Marks Law; A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off.
|Chambers Director||Ian Bowie|
|Senior Clerk||Clive Nicholls|
|1st Junior Clerk||John Davies|
|Junior Clerk||Alistair Luckman|
|Administration and Marketing Assistant||Sasha Holland|
|Members of Chambers||MORCOM QC, Christopher (1963)|
|Members of Chambers||WILSON QC, Alastair (1968)|
|Members of Chambers||WYAND QC, Roger (1973)|
|Members of Chambers||CADDICK QC, Nick (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||DAVIES, Gillian (1961)|
|Members of Chambers||STEWART, Alexander (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||HICKS, Michael (1976)|
|Members of Chambers||BRAGIEL, Edward (1977)|
|Members of Chambers||MICHAELS, Amanda (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||HARBOTTLE, Gwilym (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||TRITTON, Guy (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||DAVIS, Richard (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||NORRIS, Andrew (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||REED, Jeremy (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||ZWECK, Nick (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||ST QUINTIN, Tom (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||LONGSTAFF, Ben (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||MOSS, Jonathan (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||SCOTT, Charlotte (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||MUIR WOOD, Jamie (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||CARTER, Sam (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||CRONAN, Edward (2018)|
|Charlotte Blythe||Barrister specialising in soft intellectual property, including trade marks, passing off, design…||View Profile|
|Edward Bragiel||Barrister specialising in: intellectual property including copyright, passing off, trade marks, breach…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Caddick||Barrister specialising in:(1) Intellectual property – copyright, designs, trade marks, breach of…||View Profile|
|Sam Carter||Sam is a barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law,…||View Profile|
|Edward Cronan||Barrister practising in Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment||View Profile|
|Dr Gillian Davies||Barrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and…||View Profile|
|Richard Davis||Richard practises from Hogarth Chambers, a leading set of specialist IP trial…||View Profile|
|Gwilym Harbottle||Specialist in intellectual property (excluding patents) and media and entertainment. Cases of…||View Profile|
|Michael Hicks||Barrister specialising in intellectual property, information technology and other disputes concerning technology.…||View Profile|
|Ben Longstaff||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks,…||View Profile|
|Amanda Michaels||Barrister specialising in intellectual property and media and entertainment law, dealing widely…||View Profile|
|Christopher Morcom||Previous head of Hogarth Chambers. Barrister specialising in intellectual property with trade…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Moss||Specialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…||View Profile|
|Jamie Muir Wood||Barristers specialising in Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Privacy||View Profile|
|Andrew Norris||Specialist in advisory and litigation work in all aspects of intellectual property…||View Profile|
|Jeremy Reed||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law (patents, trade marks,…||View Profile|
|Tom St Quintin||Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property and information technology, including…||View Profile|
|Alexander Stewart||Barrister specialising in all aspects of corporate insolvency, personal insolvency and company…||View Profile|
|Guy Tritton||Barrister dealing with intellectual property, competition, media and entertainment, franchise, information technology…||View Profile|
|Alastair Wilson||Joint head of chambers. Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property,…||View Profile|
|Roger Wyand||Barrister specialising in: patents including the whole range of technology from pharmaceutical…||View Profile|
|Nick Zweck||Barrister, Middle Temple. Practices in all areas of intellectual property law and…||View Profile|
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