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8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Barrister specialising in all areas of IP and media and entertainment. Recent and notable cases include the following. Patents and SPCs: Ensygnia v Shell (QR codes); Optis v Apple (2 trials and 3 appeals; mobile phones); Alcon v Pharmathen (glaucoma treatment); Novartis v Teva (interim injunction application); Promptu v Sky (voice recognition); Ablynx v VHSquared (jurisdiction); Teva v MSD and Teva v Gilead (SPCs relating to treatments for AIDS); Accord v Medac (formulation of methotrexate); Mylan v Gedeon Richter (emergency contraception) and Schutz v Werit (which went to the Supreme Court on the issue of repair). Trade marks and passing off: Lifestyle Equities v Santa Barbara Polo Club (jurisdiction); Land Rover’s Trade Mark Application (for the 3D Defender mark); R v Secretary of State for Health (standardised packaging for tobacco) and Karen Millen v Karen Millen Fashions. Design rights: Chiaro v Mayborn (breast pumps); Rothy’s v Giesswein (shoes); Shnuggle v Munchkin (baby baths). Copyright and database right: Genius Sports v Soft Construct (sports data); 77M v Ordnance Survey (database right in maps); Football Dataco v Stan James and Football Dataco v Sportradar (rights in football data; both referred to the CJEU) and BBC v Eos (Copyright Tribunal). Breach of confidence: Wade v BSkyB (television format); Force India v 1 Malaysia Racing Team (trial and appeal on liability and quantum relating to F1 cars). For a comprehensive CV visit


Called 1996, Middle Temple; Silk 2019; publications include: ‘The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs’.


Italian, French.


Chancery Bar Association, IPBA.


Newnham College, Cambridge (1994 BA Hons Natural Sciences and Law); European University Institute, Florence (1995 MA Comparative, European and International Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1996 BVC).


Cooking, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Lindsay Lane KC8 New Square

The team at 8 New Square has a strong reputation for regularly handling major intellectual property litigation, with expertise across the entire range of patents, copyright, and trade marks, representing clients in all levels of the court system. Michael Tappin KC represented the claimant in Nokia v Oppo, a claim regarding patent infringement in the telecoms sector. Andrew Lykiardopoulos KC is notable in patent-related cases, and Martin Howe KC is strong in IP mandates concerning technology, including those involving the internet, broadcasting and computer systems, as well as biotech and pharmaceuticals. High-tech patent litigation is a significant strength of James Abrahams KC and he represents clients in the telecoms, pharmaceutical, advanced medical devices, and engineering industries. Lindsay Lane KC has a broad-ranging practice, with significant expertise in database rights, designs, passing off, and confidential information; she is instructed by the claimant in Ensygnia v Shell regarding a patent concerning bar codes. Justin Turner KC joined the set from Three New Square in July 2022.

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Lindsay Lane KC8 New Square