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).