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Hugo Cuddigan QC

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11 South Square (Chambers of Iain Purvis QC)


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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South SquareHe is very user friendly, technically precise and particularly good on database rights.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Hugo Cuddigan QC - 11 South SquareA top barrister in both advocacy and written work; he is down to earth and very good with clients.

Within: Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

11 South Square offers ‘an exceptional level of service’ and leverages its strength in intellectual property law to act for media and entertainment sector clients. The set has particular experience acting for book publishers, broadcasters and music producers. Hugo Cuddigan QC has been instructed by ‘The Prodigy’ in their defence of a long-running claim for copyright infringement. The set’s clerks are highlighted as being ‘very approachable, efficient and easy to work with’.

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