Chris Aikens > Chambers of Iain Purvis KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Iain Purvis KC
11 South Square


Chris’ practice covers all areas of intellectual property law as well as commercial disputes with an IP element. Experience includes confidential information in quantitative trading platforms and strategies, patents for gaming devices, unregistered and registered designs covering the Trunki children’s suitcase and goodwill in logos appearing on shoes. Chris appears regularly as sole counsel in the High Court, UK IPO and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. He has also appeared as sole counsel in the European Patent Office and the Company Names Tribunal and as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal and in commercial arbitrations under the LCIA and ICC Rules. Recent cases include:

easyGroup Limited v Easylife Limited & or [2021] EWHC 2150 (Ch)

Original Beauty Technology & ors v Oh Polly & ors [2021] EWHC 294 (Ch)

Pliteq Inc & Anor v iKoustic Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2564 (IPEC)

Performing Right Society Limited v Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. [2020] EWHC 1872 (Ch)

Adolf Nissen Elektrobau GmbH & Co KG v Horizont Group GmbH [2019] EWHC 3522 (IPEC)

Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company v PMS International Plc [2019] EWHC 2419 (IPEC)

Rotam Agrochemical Company Ltd & Anor v GAT Microencapsulation GMBH [2018] EWHC 2765

Bose Corporation v Freebit AS [2018] EWHC 889 (Pat)

W3 Ltd v Easygroup Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 7 (Ch)

OOO Abbott v Design & Display [2017] EWHC 932 (IPEC)

Saertex France SAS v Hexcel Reinforcements UK Ltd [2016] EWHC 966 (IPEC);

PMS International Group Plc v Magmatic Limited [2016] UKSC 12;

Design & Display Ltd v Ooo Abbott & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 95;

Pinterest v Premium Interest [2015] EWHC 738 (Ch);

Jason Rawding v Seaga UK Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 113;

Conductive Inkjet v UNI-Pixel Displays [2014] 1 All ER (Comm) 654;

Philips v Nintendo [2013] EWHC 3567 (Pat);

WS Foster & Sons Ltd v Brooks Brothers UK [2013] EWPCC 18;

Bailey v Graham (AKA Levi Roots) [2012] EWCA Civ 1469;

Gimex v Chillbag Company Ltd [2012] ECDR 25;

Desmo Enterprises v Nectar Enterprises (O/282/12) (Company Names Tribunal).


Called 2005, Middle Temple; pupillage 11 South Square 2005-06; practising barrister Rouse 2006-11; tenant 11 South Square 2011-present.


IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


Cambridge University.


Triathlon, DJing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Chris Aikens11 South SquareChris is extremely bright, careful and considered. His written work (skeleton arguments and pleadings) are superb, and as an advocate he is smooth and very persuasive. He is also very quick and works incredibly hard.