Practice Areas

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is a leading public and commercial law chambers. We are committed to the provision of creative and practical legal advice responsive to the commercial needs of our clients. We have a reputation for excellence across all of our practice areas.

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Intellectual Property

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square advises and represents clients in contentious and non-contentions matters relating to patents, registered and Community trade marks, registered and registered Community designs, unregistered Community designs, unregistered design right, copyright and related rights, actions for passing off, actions for breach of confidence and other intellectual property matters.

Actions for infringement, groundless threats, declarations of non-infringement and revocation of patents in the Patents Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) and appeals to the Patents Court from the Comptroller; proceedings before the Comptroller on patentability, entitlement, employee’s compensation, non-infringement, revocation, amendment, compulsory licences and licences of right supplementary protection certificates; proceedings before the Boards of Appeal in the European Patent Office; actions for infringement and revocation of Unitary and other European patents in the Unified Patent Court; advice on patent strategy, patentability, licensing.

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square specialise in Copyright including moral rights: actions for infringement in the Chancery Division, IPEC and Chancery County Courts; proceedings before the Copyright Tribunal; drafting licences, assignments and other agreements relating to copyright

Trade marks
Actions for infringement of registered trade marks and Community trade marks, groundless threats and actions and counterclaims for declarations of invalidity in the Chancery Division, IPEC and Chancery County Courts and appeals to the Chancery Division from the Registrar; opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings before the Registrar and appeals from examiners; appeals to the Appointed Person; oppositions and invalidity proceedings in OHIM; appeals to Boards of Appeal and actions in General Court; domain name disputes before WIPO, Nominet, Czech Court of Arbitration and other domain name dispute resolution tribunals; advice on whether a mark can be registered, licensing, validity and other transactions relating to trade marks; drafting licences, assignments, franchise agreements and other transactions relating to trade mark

Registered and registered Community designs: representation in the Patents Court, IPEC, Designs Registry and Appointed Person.
Unregistered Community designs: representation in IPEC, Chancery Division and the Chancery County Courts.
Semiconductor topography: representation in the Patents Court and IPEC;
Unregistered design right: representation in Chancery Division, IPEC and Chancery County Courts.
Advising on registration, validity and commercial transactions.

Breach of Confidence
Representation in Chancery Division, IPEC and Chancery County Courts. Advice and drafting on know-how, show-how agreements.

Passing off
Representation in the Chancery Division, IPEC and Chancery County Courts.

Other IPR
Plant breeders’ rights, association rights, geographical indications, decryption rights,”


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