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Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC
Three New Square
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Barrister specialising in all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including patents, trade marks, passing off, copyright, designs, confidential information and contractual disputes involving intellectual property or technical subject matter. Recent cases include: Takeda UK Limited v F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG [2019] EWHC 1911(Pat): antibodies, validity, infringement. Claridge’s Hotel Limited v Claridge Candles Limited [2019] EWHC 2003 (IPEC): instructed and appeared as sole counsel for the Claimant. Trade mark infringement, passing off, genuine use.

Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health Plc [2017] EWHC 2930 (pat): Biotech patents, infringement, validity [2018] EWHC 615 (Pat): abuse of process and issue estoppel. Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV [2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch): trade mark infringement, invalidity, abbreviations. [2018] EWCA Civ 497: interim injunction. Zuma’s Choice Pet Products Ltd v Azumi Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2133: Recusal. [2017] EWHC 609 (IPEC): Infringement, own name defence, unjustified threats. Kason Kek-Gardner Ltd v Process Components Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2132, [2016] EWHC 2198 (Ch): Contractual construction, estoppel, repudiation, rectification, design right/copyright/trade mark infringement. Signature Realty Limited v Fortis Developments [2016] EWHC 3583 (Ch): Copyright. Highend PTE Limited v Lawrence Colbert: Infringement and invalidity, bad faith, domain names. Regular appearances before the UKIPO in a variety of cancellation, opposition and registration proceedings and appeals to the Appointed Person. Instructed as sole counsel in a variety of ongoing appeals to the General Court.


Called 2014, Middle Temple. 12-month pupillage at Three New Square, to Tom Hinchliffe, Simon Malynicz, Geoff Pritchard and Miles Copeland 2014-15.


IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


Clare College, Cambridge (2008-11, Natural Sciences); BPP Law School (2013-14 BPTC (outstanding), Middle Temple Lord Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple State School Award)


Triathlon, middle distance runner, horse riding, violin.