Set Profile > Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC > London, England
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Three New Square
3 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 1
Three New Square is a 'pre-eminent IP set' which 'stands out for its service levels' and includes 'go-to barristers for difficult patent cases' across all areas of technology; members are also well versed in trade mark and passing off litigation and copyright and design right matters, particularly in fashion, music, entertainment, and literature. In recent work highlights, Tom Mitcheson QC appeared in the Supreme Court in a high-profile dispute between Warner-Lambert against Actavis relating to Warner-Lambert’s painkiller, Lyrica. Meanwhile, in the Court of Appeal, Joe Delaney successfully represented Regeneron in a patent dispute against Kymab concerning the breeding and use by Kymab of genetically modified mice for the production of human antibodies. In trade mark litigation, Douglas Campbell QC was instructed by Frank Industries in an infringement claim brought against Nike.
The ‘well-regarded’ Three New Square has ‘an exceptional level of knowledge’ and ‘a great strength in patent litigation’ including in the electronics industry. In recent case highlights, Thomas Hinchliffe QC is representing Asus and HTC in an action relating to FRAND licensing of 4G wireless technology against HTC; Joe Delaney is instructed by TQ Delta in a telecoms dispute with ZyXEL, concerning the implementation of standards essential patents, and Miles Copeland is acting for Huawei and ZTE in high-profile FRAND litigation brought by Conversant Wireless Licensing.
‘Strong all-round’, Three New Square is ‘a pre-eminent’ IP set full of ‘go-to’ barristers ‘for those difficult patent cases’. Chambers ‘stands out’ for the ‘exceptional’ level of knowledge it contains and ‘the service levels it provides’. The ‘brilliant, organised, and responsive’ clerking team is managed by ‘standout’ senior clerk Nick Hill; Tim Fairburn is also a name to note for being ‘an excellent support service’. Offices in: London
Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC > Firm Profile
This set specialises in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks, passing off, copyright and designs. Other areas of expertise include breach of confidence, malicious falsehood, franchising, restrictive covenants and all aspects of EU law relating to intellectual property.
The set: Chambers has focused on intellectual property litigation for more than 60 years and its 20 tenants, including eight QCs, are all leading practitioners in this area. The set was located at 6 Pump Court, Temple, until April 1995. Former members of chambers include Birss J.
All members appear frequently in the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court) and Appellate Courts. They also engage in arbitration work, both as advocates and arbitrators, and in hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office in Munich, the Community Trade Mark and Designs Office (OHIM) in Alicante and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Members of chambers receive instructions from solicitors, patent and trade mark attorneys, in-house lawyers and lawyers practising overseas.
The majority of members are scientifically literate a useful background for the many disputes handled that involve technical subject matter. Members of chambers also contribute to Terrell on the Law of Patents, the leading textbook in patent law.
Types of work undertaken: Patent disputes form a large proportion of chambers work, mainly involving infringement or revocation proceedings. Much of the work is leading edge, embracing all major areas of technology including biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry, mobile telephones, electronics, information technology and mechanical patents.
All members are involved in trade mark and passing off litigation, mainly in the High Court, but also in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, which hears trade mark matters as part of its special jurisdiction. Members also appear before the UK IPO in opposition and revocation proceedings relating to UK registered trade marks.
All areas of copyright and design right law are handled. Cases include literary, musical and artistic copyright in the fields of fashion, music, entertainment and literature. Computer software cases are also undertaken. Design right law includes both registered and unregistered designs, whether under community or national law.
Members also practise in the areas of breach of confidence, malicious falsehood, entertainment and media, restrictive covenants, franchising and the licensing of all intellectual property rights, as well as all aspects of EU law relating to intellectual property.
|Senior clerk||Nicholas Hill|
|Members of Chambers||MILLER QC, Richard (1976)|
|Members of Chambers||BURKILL QC, Guy (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||WAUGH QC, Andrew (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||TURNER QC, Justin (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||MITCHESON QC, Thomas (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||CAMPBELL QC, Douglas (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||HINCHLIFFE QC, Thomas (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||MALYNICZ QC, Simon (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||McFARLAND, Denise (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||PRITCHARD, Geoffrey (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||HUGHES, Dominic (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||COPELAND, Miles (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||DELANEY, Joe (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||HEALD, Jeremy (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||BARAN, Stuart (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||AUSTEN, Tim (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||MOGGRIDGE, Katherine (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||SELMI, Daniele (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||MESSENGER, Georgina (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||BRABIN, Charles (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||HART, Alice (2018)|
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