Mr Tom Mitcheson KC > Three New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Barrister Profile

Three New Square Intellectual Property
Three New Square


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 (trade mark, ECJ and CA); Sir Robert McAlpine v Alfred McAlpine (passing off); Pozzoli v BDMO (CA); Lundbeck v Teva (patent sufficiency, HL); L’Oreal v eBay (trade mark); Medeva’s Patent (SPC, CA); Schutz v Werit (SC); Medimmune v Novartis (CA); Lilly v HGS (SC); Cadbury v Nestlé (shape mark, CJEU); Servier v Apotex (SC); Hospira v Genentech (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), Rhodia v Neo (CA), IPCom v Vodafone (CA), Fibrogen v Akebia (CA), GE v Siemens.


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 (19th Edition, 2020). 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).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tom Mitcheson KC – Three New Square ‘Tom is a go-to barrister on technically difficult life sciences cases. He has a very good background in the life sciences and is able to distil cases into simple concepts easily and speedily, he provides cutting edge advice and his advocacy is smooth like butter, and he is very credible before the bench.’