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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 > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersA well-respected barrister practising in this specialist area.

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

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

Gwilym HarbottleHogarth ChambersBright as a button and methodical, a very capable junior.