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Lindsay Lane


Year of call: 1996

Lindsay Lane read Natural Sciences and Law at Cambridge. She practises in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trade marks, copyright, database rights, registered designs, design right, passing off and confidential information and in media and entertainment law. She is recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners for both intellectual property and media and entertainment.

Recent notable cases include the patent cases Accord v Medac and Generics v Richter Gedeon; Wade v BSkyB, a television format case; BBC v Eos, in the Copyright Tribunal and numerous cases brought on behalf of the Premier League for copyright infringement.

Other cases of note include Schutz v Werit in the Supreme Court, a patent case about making/repair; Phones 4u v Phone4u.co.uk in the Court of Appeal on trade mark infringement and passing off; Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers, an action for copyright and breach of confidence relating to the publication of extracts from the Prince's diaries in the Mail on Sunday, and Eddie Irvine v Talksport, which established for the first time in the United Kingdom the right of celebrities to prevent false endorsement under the law of passing off. Lindsay has particular expertise in rights in databases having been instructed in BHB v William Hill and the various cases concerning rights in football-related data brought by Football Dataco.  

Lindsay is also co-author of Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria on The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs.

Additional Information

Education and Awards

1991-4: Newnham College, Cambridge BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (physical) and Law (2:1)
1994: Winner, Cambridge University Law Society, De Smith Individual Mooting Competition
1994-5: European University Institute, Florence, Master’s in Comparative, European and International Law
1995-6: Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
1995-6: Middle Temple Benefactors’ Scholarship
1996: Regional Finalist (Maastricht), European Mooting Competition
October 1996: Monckton Chambers, 4 Raymond Buildings
March 1997 Pupil supervisors: Stephen Richards (now Richards LJ) and Melanie Hall (European and administrative law)
April 1997-8: New Square, Chambers of Mark Platts-Mills QC
September 1997 Pupil supervisors: Daniel Alexander and James Mellor (intellectual property law)


Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria, The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (Butterworths, 2011) Author.

A Guidebook to Intellectual Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2004)

Practitioners’ Handbook of EC Law (The Bar Council, 1998)

Atkin’s Court Forms, Competition (Butterworths, 1999)

Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings (Sweet & Maxwell, 2000)

Atkin’s Court Forms, Copyright (Butterworths, 2001)


• FFW: Trade mark litigation highlights (October 2014)
• BBC: IP lessons from the Football Data litigation (July 2014)
• Sweet & Maxwell Webinar: Proving confusion (March 2014)
• Allen & Overy: Making sense of exhaustion (March 2014)

Languages: Italian (fluent) and French (working knowledge)

Professional Memberships: Intellectual Property Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association.

  • What the Directories Say
  • "She is an experienced counsel with a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of copyright law." "She has a very clear approach and is good at cutting through to what really matters"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "Clever and efficient and delivers pragmatic advice"
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2017

    "She is good to work with and has an impressive commercial approach."
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2017

    "She really thinks about achieving the clients commercial goals in terms of timing and strategy."
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2017

    "Known for television copyright matters"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2016

    "Very good for IPEC trials"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2016

    "Her advice was very helpful and very constructive." "She's an effective advocate and can drive the point home when she needs to"
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2016

    "Composed, confident and practical, she's a persuasive advocate." "Very good under fire and gets the ear of the tribunal"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "She has an excellent grasp of procedural and technical issues"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual property) 2015

    "Very smart and very tough. She is persistent in her advocacy, very commercial and great with clients" "She's sharp-witted and highly responsive" 
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2015

    "Clients are very impressed by her personable manner and commercial outlook"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015