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Chambers of Iain Purvis QC
11 South Square
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Barrister specialising in intellectual property. Recent reported cases include:

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd v Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd and Sandoz Ltd [2016] EWHC 1517 (Patent infringement)

Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd v Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd & Anor [2015] EWHC 2973 (Patents)

The Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd [2015] EWHC 1773 (IPEC) (trade mark infringement, passing off)

Fresh Trading v Deepend Fresh Recovery [2015] EWHC 52 (Ch) (declaration of ownership of copyright);

John Kaldor v Lee Ann Fashions (IPEC) (copyright infringement);

Boxing Brands v Sports Direct [2014] EWHC 91, [2013] EWHC 2200 (trade mark entitlement);

Sealed Air v Sharp Interpack [2013] EWPCC 23 (UK and Community registered and unregistered designs);

SDL Hair v Next Row [2013] (patent infringement, threats);

Nestec SA v Dualit Ltd [2013] EWHC 923 (Pat) (patent validity and infringement);

Apple v Samsung [2012] EWCA Civ 1339 (Community registered design right; declaration of non-infrongement);

Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd v Andrew Thornber Ltd [2012] EWPCC 37 (copyright in fabric design);

EMI v BSkyB [2012] EWCA Civ 1201 (trade marks);

Fred Perry (Holdings) Ltd v Brands Plaza Trading Ltd (t/a Brands Plaza) [2012] EWCA Civ 224 (trade marks);

Sandvik v Kennemetal UK Ltd [2011] EWHC 3311 (Pat) (patents);

Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [2011] EWHC 2892 (Ch) (breach of confidence, database right);

Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Novartis AG [2011] EWHC 2403 (Pat) (pharmaceutical patents);

Molnlycke Health Care AB v Brightwake Ltd [2011] F.S.R. 26 (medical wound dressing patent);

Tate & Lyle Technology Ltd v Roquette Freres [2011] FSR 3 (patents, validity);

Dyson v Vax [2011] EWCA Civ 1206, [2012] F.S.R. 4 (registered design right infringement Mach Zen vacuum);

Alan Nuttall Ltd v Fri-Jado UK Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1520 (food storage patent);

Zeno Corp v BSM-Bionic Solutions Management GmbH [2009] EWHC 1829 (Pat); (2009) 32(10) IPD 32070 (patent medical equipment);

Ratiopharm GmbH v Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd [2009] RPC 11 (patent pain relief for terminal pain sufferers);

Magical Marking Ltd v Holly [2009] ECC 10 (copyright database right).


Called 2002.


IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; IPEC User Group.


City of London School for Girls; New Hall, Cambridge (MA); Magdalen College, Oxford (D Phil); City University (CPE).


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Anna Edwards-Stuart

11 South Square

She has razor-sharp intellect, a persuasive advocacy style and can answer points on her feet at incredible speed.