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Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers


Specialist in intellectual property (excluding patents) and media and entertainment. Cases of note include BMW v Premier Alloy Wheels (UK) Ltd [2020] EWHC 2094 (Pat) (trade marks and registered designs case involving replica wheels); Response Clothing Ltd v Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd [2020] FSR 25 (copyright in fashion designs in the light of the CJEU’s decision in Cofemel) and [2020] EWHC 721 (IPEC) (whether VAT recoverable on IPEC cost sin addition to the £50,000 cap); PPL v Ellis [2018] EWCA Civ 2812 (CA decision on financial remedies for copyright infringement including additional damages); BMW v Technosport London Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 779 (CA decision on use of trade marks by car repairers); Oran Pre-Cast Ltd v Oranmore Precast Ltd [2016] EWHC 1846 (IPEC)(trade marks and release of joint tortfeasors by agreement with one of them); Hook v Sumner [2015] EWHC 3820(Ch) (derivative action in dispute between members of New Order – permission granted but case settled); Henderson v All Around the World [2013] FSR 42 and [2014] EWHC 3087 (IPEC) (performers’ rights: what amounts to consent and what financial remedies are available); Orion Publishing v Novel [2012] EWHC 1951 (Ch) (audit clause in publishing agreement).


Called 1987, Lincoln’s Inn; publications: joint editor, ‘Copinger on Copyright’ (18th ed forthcoming); several articles for specialist journals on IP matters.


Intellectual Property Bar Association; BLACA; Chancery Bar Association.


The Leys School, Cambridge; Wadham College, Oxford (1985 BA Hons); the City University (1986 Dip Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1987 Bar Finals).


Literature, art, fell walking.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersGwilym has a fantastic knowledge of copyright law and is able to explain the technicalities of this area to professional and lay clients alike.

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.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersGwilym has a fantastic knowledge of copyright law and can explain the technicalities of this area to professional and lay clients alike.