Dr Stuart Baran > Three New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Barrister Profile

Three New Square Intellectual Property
Three New Square

Work Department

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 UK Supreme Court pemetrexed litigation, and has recently appeared in the UKSC in Sky v. SkyKick (trade marks) and unled in Thaler v. Comptroller (patents, inventorship, AI). Other 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 – UK and EPO), Glaxo v. Sandoz (passing off), IPCom v. Vodafone (telecoms), Teva & Sandoz v. BMS (patents, pharmaceuticals), Teva v. Bayer (sorafenib), Teva v. Grünenthal (testosterone formulation), Siemens v. GE (patents, wind turbines, territoriality).


Called 2011, Inner Temple; chairman, Oxford International IP Moot 2008-2012; Editor, IP parts of White Book, 2014-2022; Contributor, Terrell on the Law of Patents; Standing Counsel to Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, 2019-present.


French, Italian.




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 a fantastic junior and a top choice as one of the best at the Bar. He provides well-thought-out and timely advice, has a strategic input, and works well within a team setting.’