Intellectual Property

Members of Chambers act in relation to every aspect of the enforcement and licensing of all intellectual property rights including:

Patents, technology transfers, plant variety rights, pharmaceutical and environmental regulatory compliance.

Trade marks, passing off, unfair competition, trade libel, domain names, sports and character merchandising, franchising and corporate sponsorship.

Copyright, copyright tribunals, registered and unregistered design rights (both UK and Community), computer software and database rights, trade secrets, counterfeiting and criminal remedies.

Members regularly appear before the High Court (including the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)), the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office, the General Court and the CJEU.

A number of the leading texts in the IP field are edited or contributed to by members of Hogarth Chambers. These include Copinger & Skone James on CopyrightA Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law, Intellectual Property in Europe and The Modern Law of Trade Marks. For full details of these and of our many other publications, see our publications page.

We are well known for the regular seminars we organise for solicitors and patent/trade mark attorneys. For more details see our seminars page.

Chambers and Partners 2019

A strong IP set with significant activity in litigation relating to both registered and unregistered trade marks, including infringement claims and passing off disputes, as well as copyright work. Members represent major companies from numerous sectors including the media, fashion and the automotive industries, and have appeared in courts at all levels internationally. The barristers are also able to handle patent claims.

Client service: "The clerks are terrific: the chambers is very well run and they always return calls, are always polite and always welcoming."

Legal 500 2019

Considered to be ‘excellent on all IP issues’, Hogarth Chambers is a ‘first-rate, highly respected set’ with ‘real strength in depth for patents, trade mark and copyright work’. The set is recognised for its ‘responsiveness’, ‘pragmatic advice’ and for ‘getting results in high-profile cases’.  The set also boasts ‘strong’ silks and ‘excellent juniors for trade mark matters’.


Alastair Wilson QC  |  Roger Wyand QC | Christopher Morcom QC  | Nicholas Caddick QC  |  Gillian Davies  |  Michael Hicks  |  Edward Bragiel  |  Amanda Michaels  |  Guy Tritton  |  Gwilym Harbottle  |  Richard Davis  |  Andrew Norris  |  Jeremy Reed  |  Tom St Quintin  |  Benjamin Longstaff  |  Jonathan Moss  |  Charlotte Blythe  | Jamie Muir Wood | Nick Zweck | Sam Carter