The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Chambers of Alastair Wilson QC and Roger Wyand QC

Work 020 7404 0404
Fax 020 7404 0505

Roger Wyand QC

Work 020 7404 0404
Hogarth Chambers (Chambers of Alastair Wilson QC and Roger Wyand QC)


Joint head of chambers. Barrister specialising in: patents including the whole range of technology from pharmaceutical (BMS v Baker Norton [1999] RPC 253 and [2001] CA RPC 1 second medical use, method of treatment of human body) SKB’s Patent CA [2003] RPC 49; Actavis v Janssen [2008] EWHC 1422; Actavis v Novartis [2009] EWHC Ch 41 and [2010] EWCA Civ 82; genetic engineering MedImmune v Novartis [2012] EWCA Civ 1234; medical devices (Corevalve v Edwards [2008] EWHC; Edwards v Cook [2009] EWHC 1304 and [2010] EWCA Civ 718); to mechanical (Kavanagh v Cameron PCC [2004] RPC 5 prior use, standard of proof; QualChem v Corus [2008] EWPCC 1, [2008] EWCA Civ 177); Broadband Systems Management ASSIA v BT, [2013] EWHC 3768 (Pat), [2014] EWHC (Pat) 4194, [2014] EWCA Civ 1462, EWCA Civ 1513; Agilent v Waters [2002] EWCA Civ 612, [2004] EWHC 2992 and [2005] EWCA Civ 987; patents entitlement proceedings (Ladney and Hendry’s International Application [1998] CA RPC 319 inventorship; meaning of rehearing on appeal); trade marks in Registry High Court and CJEU (formerly ECJ) (Philips v Remington [1999] CA RPC 809 validity of shape registration, referred to ECJ [2003] RPC 2), (Scandecor Development v Scandecor Marketing HoL [2002] FSR 122 passing off, validity of registration under 1994 Act referred to ECJ), (Philips v Remington No 2 [1999] ETMR 835 res judicata and issue estoppel); trade marks, parallel importation (Sony v Tesco [2000] ETMR 102 repackaging); trade marks, distinctiveness under the 1994 Act, Eastenders v Fullers CA [2003] FSR 44; Arsenal v Reed CA [2003] RPC 39; L’Oréal v Bellure [2006] EWHC Ch 2355, [2007] EWCA Civ 968 CA referred to ECJ and [2010] EWCA Civ 535; Reef Trade Mark CA [2003] RPC 5; has taken an appeal from OHIM to the Court of First Instance; use of trade mark by competitor in Google AdWords (Interflora v Marks & Spencer, referred to the CJEU [2011]); Lloyds & Halifax v Shanley [2014] EWCA Civ 407 (copyright licence); computer program copyright and confidential information (Cantor Fitzgerald v Tradition [2000] RPC 95 meaning of substantial part in computer program copyright); copyright in technical drawings (Biotrading v Biohit [1998] CA FSR 109 originality, substantial part, European defence, exclusive distributor); registered designs (Oren v Red Box [1999] FSR 785 right of exclusive licensee, infringement where two configurations shown); unregistered design rights (Ultraframe v Fielding [2003] RPC 23 must fit, must match, subsistence, ownership); principles of assessment of damages (Blayney v Clogau CA [2003] FSR 19 copyright damages); patent damages (Ultraframe v Eurocell [2006] EWHC 1344; Agilent v Waters (settled during trial)); costs awards under the CPR (West v Fuller [2004] CA FSR 32 and Kavanagh v Cameron [2004] CA FSR 33); CTM validity (Compass Publishing BV v Compass Logistics Ltd [2004] RPC 41); shared goodwill in passing off (Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd v Alfred McAlpine Plc [2004] RPC 36); protectability of Vodka Diageo v ICB [2010] EWHC 17 and [2010] EWCA Civ 920; extended protection for trade marks with a reputation Daimler v Sany [2009] EWHC 2581; unregistered design right (Lambretta v Teddy Smith [2005] CA RPC 6); Community Registered Design rights (Procter and Gamble v Reckitt Benckiser [2006] EWHC 3154 and [2007] EWCA Civ 936); Internet Blocking 20th Century Fox v BT [2011] EWHC 1981 (Ch); ] Jack Willis v House of Fraser [2014] EWCH 110 (Ch); Mair v ASOS [2015] EWCA Civ 220; BBC v Sports Direct [2013] EWHC 2200 (Ch), [2013] EWHC 2784 (Ch), [2014] EWHC 91 (Ch). He has mediated in several large IP disputes and commercial licence actions.


Called 1973; Middle Temple; QC 1997; Deputy High Court Judge Patents Court 2004; trained mediator; has sat as an arbitrator and appeared in major arbitration involving patent damages.


Basic French.


International Bar Association (committee); Officer of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law; IPBA; Bar European Group; Chancery Bar Association; associate member of CIPA and ITMA.


Lakefield College School, Canada; Rugby School; Downing College, Cambridge (MA Natural Sciences).


Walking, photography, ice hockey, Arsenal supporter.

London Bar

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Roger Wyand QC - Hogarth Chambers ‘He is a creative legal thinker who grasps the key issues and gives clear, incisive and commercial advice.’

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to