Hogarth Chambers – UK 2020
Hogarth Chambers is among the newer sets at the London IP bar. It specialises in both intellectual property and chancery law, with two QCs specialising in patent disputes. Hogarth has a qualified patent attorney in one of its junior barristers, and also recently admitted a former Hogan Lovells associate as a junior. The commercial focus of Hogarth means that it specialises in IP more broadly, including design and trademarks. However, after a quiet year in patents the set is seeing more visibility in the High Court, especially regarding technical and geotechnical patents.
2 QCs, 13 juniors
High Court London: Blue Gentian against Hozelock (defendant;Michael Hicks) over expandable garden hoses; Geofabrics (claimant; Michael Hicks) against Fiberweb Geosynthetics over geosynthetics; Excel-Eucan against Source Vagabond Systems (defendant; Benjamin Longstaff) over machine gun ammunition bandoliers (all public knowledge).