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Jonathan Hill

 


Year of call: 2000

Practice

Jonathan graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in Physics and Philosophy.
Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn, October 2000.
Qualified to accept direct instruction under the Bar’s Public Access Scheme.

Areas of specialism:
All substantive and procedural areas of:

Intellectual property law, including:
patents
trade marks and passing off
copyright, performers’ rights, database rights, copyright protection measures, and other related rights
registered and unregistered design rights

confidential information and privacy
plant breeders’ rights

Media law, including:
book and magazine publishing
music publishing
film and TV development and finance

Commercial and professional negligence actions featuring IP, IT or media related issues.

Appears and/or drafts written submissions in proceedings before:

High Court – Patents Court, general Chancery Division, Technology and Construction Court, general Queen’s Bench Division
Intellectual Property Enterprise Court/Patents County Court
Court of Justice of the European Union and General Court (written and oral procedure)
UK IPO (patents, designs and trade marks)
OHIM (trade marks and designs)
Domain name dispute resolution services (Nominet, WIPO)
UK Company Names Tribunal

Non-contentious work includes:
Advice and drafting services in relation:
Intellectual property licences and assignments
Media contracts
Franchising contracts


 

Copyright and Database Rights

IT Human Resources plc. (client) v Land (Chancery Division, October 2014)

Quick Draw (client) v Global Live Events [2012] EWHC 2105 (Ch), 233 (Ch) (Chancery Division)

Forensic Telecommunications Services v West Yorkshire Police (client) [2011] EWHC 2892 (Ch) [2012] FSR 15 (Chancery Division)

Athletic Logic (client) v Chelsea FC (Chancery Division, 2011)

Beechwood House (client) v Guardian [2011] EWPCC 022 [2011] ECC 14, [2010] EWPCC 12, [2010] EWPCC 13 (Patents County Court)

Nintendo (client) v Console PC [2011] EWHC 145 (Chancery Division)

Nintendo (client) v Playables [2010] EWHC 1932 (Chancery Division)

World Trade Group (client) v Basanez & others (Chancery Division, 2008).

Wrenn (client) v Landamore [2008] EWCA Civ 496, [2007] EWHC 1833 (Ch) (Court of Appeal)

Daniels v Collingwood O’Hare (client) (Chancery Division, January 2007) – copyright in Rastagnomes children’s cartoon series

  • What the Directories Say
  • "He works extremely hard, gets a good practical understanding of cases and is a very effective cross-examiner." "He is amazingly bright with an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law. He is deeply commercial and brings a brilliantly analytical focus on the points that really matter"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "A very impressive advocate."
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2017

    "He has a first-rate legal brain and his knowledge of the law is second to none"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2016

    "Has good technical skills and offers balanced pragmatic advice." "Responsive and commercial"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "He provides sensible, solid advice"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015

    "An IP law all-rounder, who is spoken of in glowing terms by instructing solicitors. He is often favoured for matters involving particularly abstruse and challenging points of law."
     "An incredibly bright and determined advocate who knows this area of law backwards and who takes a very welcome commercial approach; he's a breath of fresh air."
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015