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London Bar > Intellectual property Tier 1‘One of the premier IP chambers‘, leading-edge patent disputes form a large proportion of Three New Square‘s instructions. Members of chambers additionally appear in a number of high-profile disputes involving trade marks and passing off, as well as copyright and design rights. Significant cases during 2021 for Guy Burkill KC included defending Apple and its distributors in Optis v Apple, a substantial and high-value telecoms patent dispute involving eight patents in four separate patent families. Within the set’s senior-junior pool, Tim Austen‘s recent highlights include appearing unled for Match Group large online dating business in major trade mark infringement proceedings against competitor Muzmatch; and one of the barristers who appears most frequently at UK Intellectual Property Office hearings, Denise McFarland, is a highly sought-out trade mark specialist. Alice Hart and Thomas Lunt are the set’s rising stars.
‘Three New square has real strength in depth.‘
‘One of the three top IP sets – it is rare to have a patent dispute without somebody from 3 New Square being instructed in some respect.‘
‘3 New Square is one of the premier IP chambers – from KCs to experienced juniors, it has a range and depth of expertise that allows it to take on any matter.‘
‘Very well regarded, with excellent specialists in the field at all levels. The set also offers training and broader-based support – a highly respected profile.‘
‘A go-to set for any trade mark/passing off claims, where it has huge strength. Its KC team is excellent, and it has a generation of brilliant juniors coming through.’
‘All interactions with the clerking team are smooth and easy. The clerks are very well organised, responsive and clear on fees – there are no weak links.‘
London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts) Tier 3With expertise in telecoms and IT infringement actions, the barristers at Three New Square represent multinational technology clients, digital service providers and software developers. Guy Burkill KC represented Apple and its distributors in Optis v Apple, a high-profile telecoms patent dispute. Also in Optis v Apple, Joe Delaney represented the defendant, while Thomas Hinchliffe KC acted for Optis. In addition, Delaney successfully acted for the patentee in InterDigital v Lenovo, a dispute revolving around standard-essential telecoms patents applicable to 4G/LTE mobile phone networks.
Three New Square > Set 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 six KCs, 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 practicing 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 practice 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|
|Junior Clerk||Georgia Onyett|
|Members of Chambers||MILLER KC, Richard (1976)|
|Members of Chambers||BURKILL KC, Guy (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||WAUGH KC, Andrew (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||MITCHESON KC, Thomas (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||CAMPBELL KC, Douglas (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||HINCHLIFFE KC, Thomas (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, Daniel (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||MESSENGER, Georgina (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||BRABIN, Charles (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||HART, Alice (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||LUNT, Thomas (2018)|
|Mr Tim Austen||Tim practises in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular…||View Profile|
|Dr Stuart Baran||Stuart is currently Standing Counsel to the Comptroller-General, and was the Legal…||View Profile|
|Dr Charles Brabin||Barrister specialising in IP, including patents, copyright, trade marks, passing off and…||View Profile|
|Mr Guy Burkill||Specialises in all intellectual property; particularly active in technology-oriented patent cases. Has…||View Profile|
|Mr Douglas Campbell||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law.…||View Profile|
|Mr Miles Copeland||Intellectual Property, Information Technology and related commercial disputes; patents, trademarks, passing off,…||View Profile|
|Mr Joe Delaney||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patents, SPCs,…||View Profile|
|Miss Alice Hart||Barrister specialising in all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including patents, SPCs,…||View Profile|
|Mr Jeremy Heald||Intellectual property barrister specialising in patents, trade marks and passing off. Regularly…||View Profile|
|Mr Thomas Hinchliffe||All aspects of contentious intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent…||View Profile|
|Dr Dominic Hughes||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property. Appointed, following a selection competition,…||View Profile|
|Mr Thomas Lunt||Thomas’ practice encompasses all areas in intellectual property. He has been instructed…||View Profile|
|Denise McFarland||Barrister and CEDR-qualified mediator, specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law,…||View Profile|
|Miss Georgina Messenger||Barrister specialising in all aspects of Intellectual Property law including patents, trade…||View Profile|
|Mr Richard Miller||Barrister specialising in patents, trade marks, passing off, copyright, design rights, breach…||View Profile|
|Mr Tom Mitcheson||Barrister specialising in all types of contentious intellectual property work, including patents,…||View Profile|
|Katherine Moggridge||Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law: patents, SPCs, trade…||View Profile|
|Dr Geoffrey Pritchard||Geoffrey is a highly regarded senior junior with a practice covering all…||View Profile|
|Dr Daniel Selmi||Daniel practises in all areas of intellectual property law and commercial disputes…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Waugh||Leading Counsel specialising in intellectual property law, as well as a commercial…||View Profile|
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