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Chambers of Andrew Waugh QC
Three New Square
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Barrister specialising in all types of contentious intellectual property work, including patents, trade marks, copyright, design right, registered designs, passing off and confidential information. Reported cases include: Arsenal v Reed [2003] RPC 9 and 39 (trade mark, ECJ and CA); Sir Robert McAlpine v Alfred McAlpine [2004] RPC 36 (passing off); Pozzoli v BDMO [2007] FSR 37 (patent infringement); Lundbeck v Teva [2009] RPC 13 (patent sufficiency, HL); L’Oreal v eBay [2009] RPC 21 (trade mark); Medeva’s Patent [2010] RPC 27 (SPC, CA); Schutz v Werit [2010] FSR 22 (patent infringement, SC); Medimmune v Novartis (CA); Lilly v HGS (SC); Cadbury v Nestlé (shape mark, CJEU); International Stem Cells Corporation (CJEU); Servier v Apotex (SC); Hospira v Genentech (patent, CA); Actavis v Lilly (SC); Warner Lambert v Actavis (SC); Gilead v Teva (SPC, CJEU); Actavis v Icos (SC), Sandoz v Janssen / Searle (SPC,CJEU).


Called 1996, Inner Temple; QC 2014. Publications: Wang P-C, Vancura A, Mitcheson TGM, and Kuret J (1992), ‘Two genes in Saccaromyces cerevisiae Encode a Membrane-Bound Form of Casein Kinase-1’, Molecular Biology of the Cell 3, 275-286. Terrell on the Law of Patents (18th Edition, 2016). Standing counsel to the comptroller general for patents, designs and trade marks 2009-14. Appointed Person to hear trade mark appeals 2016-.


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Bar European Group.


Trinity College, Cambridge (1994 MA First Class Hons Natural Sciences); City University (1994 Diploma in Law CPE – Distinction).

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Tom Mitcheson QC

Three New Square

He has a stellar practice; one of the standout IP silks.

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.