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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.


Force India Formula One Team Ltd v 1 Malaysia Racing Team SDN BH [2012] RPC 29

Junior Counsel for the Claimant at trial and in the Court of Appeal in a claim for breach of confidence relating to the designs of a Formula One Car.

Sectrack NV v Satamatics Ltd (2007)

Junior counsel for the defendant in a case in the Commercial Court involving breach of confidence and contract.

Cray Valley Ltd v Deltech Europe Ltd (2003)

Breach of confidence trial concerning formulations and manufacturing instructions for resins. Junior counsel for Deltech.

R v MAFF, ex parte Monsanto PLC (Clayton Plant Protection intervening) [1998] 4 All ER 321

Judicial review of grant of approval for “me too” herbicide. Application for interim injunction pending reference to ECJ on the interpretation of Council Directive 91/414. Junior counsel for Clayton Plant Protection in the High Court and ECJ.

Examiner under part 34 CPR
Rockefeller University v Centocor Inc (2005)
• Pharmacia Corporation v Par Pharmaceutical Inc. (2003)

Lindsay also has experience in acting in mediations and arbitrations.

  • 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