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8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Barrister specialising in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents; registered designs; copyright, design right, and similar rights; trade marks and passing off; confidential information. Please see website entry at for recent cases.


Qualified as solicitor 1994; partner at specialist law firm Bristows 2000-04; practising solicitor advocate 2000-04; called 2004, Middle Temple.


Intellectual Property Bar Association (IPBA); Chancery Bar Association; International Property Bar Association (TIPLO).


Radley College; Bristol University (1990 – 1st class Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC8 New SquareHe has the gift of the gab and is probably one of the best advocates at the IP Bar.

8 New Square is ‘one of the strongest IP sets in terms of depth of talent’, with barristers that are ‘very strong on all aspects of IP law, from the most junior to QC level’. The set is particularly known for complex patent litigation; Adrian Speck QC and Isabel Jamal are instructed by Unwired Planet while Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC is representing Huawei in high-profile litigation relating to FRAND terms for a global standard essential patent license that is set to be appealed to the Supreme Court next year. In recent Supreme Court cases, Speck QC acted for Actavis, Mylan and Teva, alongside new silk Mark Chacksfield QC in patent litigation against Eli Lilly, while Lindsay Lane QC, who also took silk this year, and Jaani Riordan represented British Telecommunications plc and EE against Cartier International AG in a dispute relating the conditions of an order requiring internet service providers to block or attempt to block access to websites infringing registered trademarks.