Dr Heather Lawrence > Chambers of Iain Purvis KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Iain Purvis KC
11 South Square


Barrister specialising in intellectual property matters including: patents, trade mark, registered designs, copyright, unregistered design right, passing off, breach of confidence, computer contract disputes and other litigation with a technical content, media and entertainment law, data protection; cases include: Gravitas v EDS [2014] EWHC 1306 (IPEC); Enviromental Recycling Technologies v Upcycle Holdings Ltd [2013] EWPCC 4 (IPEC patents); Wasabi Frog Ltd v Miss Boo Ltd, Gulfraz Mohammed [2009] EWHC 2767 (Ch) (High Court trade marks); Select Healthcare (UK) Ltd v Cromptons Healthcare Ltd [2011] EWHC 1830 (Pat), Proto Magic Innovations Ltd [2011] EWHC 1830 (Pat) (Patents Court, medical patents); Siemens Schweiz AG v Thorn Security Limited [2007] EWHC 2242 (Patents Court), [2008] EWCA Civ 1161 (Court of Appeal) (patent infringement/validity – plastic protective coatings for printed circuit boards; competing translations of European Patents, the effect of non-registration of Swiss-law mergers under s68 of the Patents Act); Green Lane Ltd v PMS International [2007] EWHC 1712 (Patents Court) (meaning of Article 7(1) of the Community Design Right Regulations 2006); GE Healthcare v PerkinElmer [2006] EWHC 214 (Patents Court); (patent infringement/validity scintillation proximity tests – assays and measurement); Quiksilver v Charles Robertson [2005] 1 CMLR 36; [2005] FSR 8 (High Court) (trade mark infringement – meaning of ‘consent’ under s12(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 – importation of genuine trade-marked goods into the EEA without consent).


Called 1990, Middle Temple; accredited mediation (ADR Chambers); ADR Specialist Mediation Panel.


Intellectual Property Bar Association (formerly Hon Sec); Chancery Bar Association; The Royal Society of Chemistry (Member); Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (Associate Member); Civil Mediation Panel.


Claremont Fan Court School; University of Oxford (1985 BA 1st Class Hons); University of Oxford (1991 Dee Scholarship MA, DPhil Chemistry, ); thesis: ‘Non-Linear Optical Properties of Novel Organometallic Compounds’; City University (1990 Diploma of Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1991 Bar Vocational course).

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London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Heather Lawrence11 South SquareHeather is always meticulously thorough in her preparation. This shows in her advocacy, which is quiet and well-mannered, but extremely effective; and her advice is appreciated for its common sense and effectiveness.