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Chambers of Iain Purvis KC
11 South Square


Specialist in intellectual property (patents, trade marks, copyright). Recent significant cases include:

Promptu v Sky [2021] EWHC 2021 (Pat) (Patent Infringement)

Bentley Motors Limited v (1) Bentley 1962 Limited (2) Brandlogic Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 1726 (Appeal)

Freddy SPA v Hugz Clothing and ors [2020] EWHC 3032 (IPEC) (Patent Infringement/Passing off)

Lufthansa Technik AG v Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems & others [2020] EWHC 1968 (Pat) (Patents Court)

Technetix BV et al v Teleste Limited [2019] EWHC 3106 (Pat) (Patents Court)

Bentley 1962 Ltd & Anor v Bentley Motors Ltd [2019] EWHC 2925 (Ch) (Trade mark infringement)

Pulseon OY v Garmin (Europe) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 138 (Infringement of two registered Community Designs)

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

Scomadi Ltd & Anor v RA Engineering Co. Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 2658 (IPEC)

Property Renaissance Ltd (t/a Titanic Spa) v Stanley Dock Hotel Ltd (t/a Titanic Hotel) [2016] EWHC 3103 (Ch) (Trade mark/Passing off)

Meter Tech v british Gas Trading [2016] EWHC 2278 (patent infringement)

Design & Display Ltd v Ooo Abbott & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 95 (account of profits Appeal)

AP Racing Ltd v Alcon Components Ltd [2016] EWHC 116 (IPEC) (damages inquiry)

The Big Bus Company Ltd v Ticketogo Ltd [2015] EWHC 1094 (Pat) (patent infringement)

G Star v Rhodi [2015] EWHC 216 (Ch) (unregistered design right)

Rihanna v Topshop [2015] EWCA Civ 3 (passing off);

ASSIA v BT [2014] EWCA Civ 1462; (patents)

Cayman (Bob Marley) v Blue Mountain [2014] EWHC 1690 (Ch) (music copyright);

AP Racing v Alcon [2014] EWCA Civ 40 (patents);

Conductive Inkjet Technology Ltd v Uni-Pixel Displays Inc [2013] EWHC 2968 (patents);

Kohler Mira Ltd v Bristan Group Ltd [2013] EWPCC 2 (unregistered design);

Xena Systems Ltd v Cantideck [2013] EWPCC 1 (inquiry into damages);

Football Dataco v Sportradar [2012] EWHC 1185 (copyright and sui generis database right);

BMW v Round & Metal [2012] EWHC 209 (registered designs);

Fox International Group Ltd v Folly [2011] EWPCC 30, [2012] E.C.C. 3 (trade marks);

Ate My Heart Inc v Mind Candy Ltd [2011] EWHC 2741 (Ch) (copyright musical works);

Schlumberger Holdings Ltd v Electromagnetic Geoservices AS [2010] RPC 33 (CA) (inventive step, validity, patents);

Fisher v Brooker [2009] UKHL 41; [2009] 1 WLR 1764 (assignment; co-ownership; copyright, musical works);

Experience Hendrix LLC v Times Newspapers Ltd [2010] EWHC 1986 (Ch) ([2010] EWHC 1986 (Ch) (measure of damages, reproduction right);

Dyson Ltd v Vax Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1206 (registered design right infringement);

Omega Engineering Inc v Omega SA [2011] EWCA Civ 645, [2011] E.T.M.R. 40 (trade marks, co-existence agreements);

Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Ltd [2010] FSR 28 (trade marks; confusion; infringement; passing off);

Scopelight Ltd v Chief Constable of Northumbria [2010] 2 WLR 1138 (copyright; police powers and duties; websites);

Codemasters Software Co Ltd v Automobile Club de I’Ouest [2010] FSR 13 (computer games; indemnity clauses; licensing agreements);


Qualified 1995, Middle Temple; joined chambers April 1998.


Ampleforth College (Major Entrance Scholarship); University of Westminster (Dip Law); Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA Engineering).


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Media and entertainment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Hugo Cuddigan KC11 South SquareHugo is top-drawer. He is a five-star general level tactician, master of the written word – he distils complex issues into clear compelling submissions – a true wordsmith and, brilliant and charismatic on his feet. A joy to work with and clients love him.

Regarded as ‘one of the top IP sets at present‘, 11 South Square acts for film studios, musicians and music producers in a range of copyright and trade mark infringement challenges, with further expertise in royalty disputes and contractual breaches. Hugo Cuddigan KC, considered a ‘top-drawer‘ silk, acted in Sheeran v Chokri, a High Court claim for negative declaratory relief by Ed Sheeran concerning his song “Shape of You” following allegation the song was plagiarized from the respondent’s 2015 song “Oh Why”. Representing the high-profile streaming service, Mark Vanhegan KC acted in In EasyGroup Limited v Netflix Inc and Swanberg, a High Court trademark infringement dispute relating to Easy, a Netflix comedy-drama.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Hugo Cuddigan KC11 South Square