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Chambers of Iain Purvis QC
11 South Square
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Specialist in intellectual property (patents, trade marks, copyright). Recent significant cases include:

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 > Intellectual property

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Hugo Cuddigan QC

11 South Square

He is clever, straight talking, tenacious and collaborative; he never loses sight of the commercial imperatives.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

11 SOUTH SQUARE offers ‘excellent client service levels’ and has ‘an excellent reputation for intellectual property matters’ including in the media and entertainment sectors. Michael Silverleaf QC, leading Tom Alkin, were instructed by The Church of Scientology in a dispute with Sky over the broadcasting of a documentary about the organisation. In another case highlight, Hugo Cuddigan QC is acting for the defendant in a claim for a non-infringement declaration brought by Ed Sheeran relating to the song ‘Shape of You’, as well as in his client’s counterclaim for copyright infringement.