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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Fur salutes silk: three new IP barristers become QCs

Charlotte
Andrew
The IPKat, Merpel and all the team are delighted to congratulate not one, not two, but three new intellectual property Queens' Counsel whose appointments have just been announced in the latest Silk Round.
* Charlotte May QC (8 New Square). Recent cases include the ConvaTec litigation and Case C-607/11 ITV v TVCatchup.

Tom
Andrew Lykiardopoulos (8 New Square). Charlotte's stable-mate, who has had a hand in the Meltwater case and Swarovski-Optik v Leica, here.

* Tom Mitcheson (3 New Square).  Tom has acted in AstraZeneca v KRKA (here) and the Nestle/Cadbury battle over the registrability of the four-fingered Kit Kat product as a trade mark.
Well done, all of you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Given that the rules pertaining to silks were changed in 1996 as a result of the introduction of Solicitor-Advocates, how long before we see the first patent attorney or trade mark attorney made a silk?

Anonymous said...

Fur and silk makes me think, in light of the anonymous comment above, that some people would rather see some leading patent attorneys skinned rather than silked!

Anonymous said...

Re 19 Feb at 18:02. The fact that one of the three barristers who made silk this year was originally a solicitor (rising to become a partner at a leading IP firm) and then chose to become a barrister in 2004 (as opposed to staying as a solicitor advocate), and is now a QC 10 years later, probably answers your question.

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