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.

As well as appearing 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), we are also familiar with the procedures of the EPO, 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 Copyright A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law 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.

Michael Hicks was recognised as the Leading IP/IT Junior of the Year by Chambers and Partners, 2013.


"Hogarth Chambers is ‘undoubtedly a strong IP set', where ‘the members are a real pleasure to deal with, and will always make themselves available if requested," (Legal 500, 2014).

"Hogarth Chambers has a strong historic reputation for high-quality copyright law representation, but also has a deep well of expertise and experience in trade mark, patent and design matters. Sources consistently comment on the culture of accessibility and co-operation fostered by members and what is one of the best clerking teams in the Inns of Court," (Chambers & Partners, 2015).

Related Barristers

Alastair Wilson QC  |  Roger Wyand QC | Christopher Morcom QC |  Jonathan Rayner James 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 Scott  | Jamie Muir Wood | Sam Carter