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Three New Square Intellectual Property
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All areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trade marks, copyrights, designs and breach of confidence.


Stuart is currently Standing Counsel to the Comptroller-General, and was the Legal 500 IP, IT and Media Junior of the Year for 2018. He is in high demand to advise on disputes of all sizes and across the full range of IP rights. With a strong scientific research background, including a doctorate in physical chemistry, Stuart is a natural choice for patents disputes; his trade marks practice is also at the highest level. Stuart represents clients from all sectors in all courts and in proceedings at the UKIPO and EPO. He represented Eli Lilly successfully in the Supreme Court pemetrexed litigation. Recent cases include Resolution v. Lundbeck (citalopram), Comic v. Fox (GLEE), FH Brundle v. Perry (threats), Cadbury v. Nestle (colour marks), Biocompatibles v. Biosphere (EPO), Coca-Cola “MASTER” (GCEU), Merck v. ONO (biotech), Teva v. BI (patents, SPCs), “TEAM GB” trade mark(UKIPO), ldenix v. Gilead (antivirals), Timesource v. Ultimate (passing off, account of profits). Glaxo v. Wyeth (vaccines), Coloplast v. Macgregor (medical devices- trial conducted unled). Hospira v. Cubist (antibiotics), Merck v Shionogi (HIV), Accord v RCT (lacosamide), Sandoz v Searle (darunavir, SPCs), Sky v Skykick (trade marks), Lilly v. Genentech (patents, SPCs, issue estoppel), Glaxo v. Sandoz (passing off), IPCom v. Vodafone (telecoms), Thaler v. Comptroller (AI)


Called 2011, Inner Temple; chairman, Oxford International IP Moot 2008-2012; Editor, IP parts of White Book, 2014-present; Contributor, Terrell on the Law of Patents; Standing Counsel to Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, 2019-present.






Jesus College Oxford (2001-05 MChem 1st); Balliol College, Oxford (2005-09 DPhil Physical Chemistry); 2009-2010 Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) ; 2010- 11 BPTC (outstanding).


Violin, cooking.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Stuart BaranThree New SquareStuart is thoughtful, insightful and a great team player. A very strong patents barrister.

Patent disputes are a prominent area of instruction for Three New Square‘s team. Guy Burkill QC has particular expertise in handling patent cases involving electronics, smartphones, and computer software and hardware, and Douglas Campbell QC has an excellent reputation for his experience in patent and trade mark infringement disputes. At the junior end, the ‘deeply cleverStuart Baran is sought after for his strong capabilities in advising on matters pertaining to patents, passing off, trade marks, designs and confidential information. Elsewhere in chambers, the ‘tenaciousDenise McFarland stands out for her ‘encyclopedic knowledge of trade mark law‘, and recently acted for Unilever in a successful application to register the trade mark of ‘Wonder Mum’. The application had been opposed by DC Comics, which claimed that Unilever’s trade mark was an infringement of its ‘Wonder Woman’ trade mark.