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Beth Collett

 


Year of call: 2016

Beth joined chambers in September 2018 after the succesful completion of pupillage. During pupillage she was involved in matters before the UKIPO, IPEC, High Court and Court of Appeal.

During pupillage Beth sat with Mark Chacksfield, Ashton Chantrielle, Henry Ward, James St Ville, Jessie Bowhill and Charlotte May QC.





 

Selection of cases during pupillage

Patents

Cantel Medical v Arc [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat) - Assisted Daniel Alexander QC and Henry Ward in this complex patent, registered and unregistered design rights trial for a medical device. 

Liqwd v L’Oreal [2018] EWHC 1394 (Pat) - Assisted Mark Chacksfield with the early stages of this litigation, including identifying an expert and reviewing the expert report.

Howarth Air Technology v Medical Air Technology - Assisted Mark Chacksfield in the early stages of this litigation, including the drafting of the defence and preparation for the CMC.

Opposition to EP 2,751,355 - Prepared for and attended the EPO Opposition with James St Ville, opposing a patent for a roof window with a top sash.

Drafted a Defence and Counterclaim for pending litigation in relation to an ophthalmological solution.

Assisted on pending litigation for a medical catheter device.

Trade Mark

Walton v Verweij [2018] EWHC 1608 (Ch) - Assisted Charlotte May QC on this 6 day trial for trade mark infringement.

Cartier International v British Telecoms & Ors [2018] UKSC 28 - Assisted Charlotte May QC and Jaani Riordan with preparation for submissions to the Supreme Court.

Discovery Yachts v Sunchalk - Worked on the preparation of skeletons for the CMC and Security for Costs Applications, and assisted with general case management and strategy.

Worked on a multimillion-pound worldwide freezing injunction and search order in relation to counterfeit goods.

Drafted a defence for trade mark litigation in relation to a beauty product.

Copyright

Assisted Jessie Bowhill in preparing for the Moylett v Geldof trial which was listed for 15 days and concerned ownership of the copyright in the hit song “I Don’t Like Mondays”.

Martin v Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC) - Assisted Ashton Chantrielle and Simon Malynicz QC in this trial about the authorship of the film Florence Foster Jenkins. The key issues included a question of the threshold of joint authorship in copyright cases.

Drafted Particulars of Claim for a newspaper in relation to breach of copyright in a video by another newspaper group.

Design Rights

Madine v Phillips [2017] EWHC 3268 (IPEC)
- Assisted in this trial in relation to design rights in a wedding dress as featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
 

Other experience

2016-2017 Carpmaels & Ransford

Whilst a Paralegal in Dispute Resolution Team:

Abraxis Bioscience v the Comptroller General of Patents [2017] EWHC 14 (Pat) - Assisted with legal and scientific research for this appeal against the Hearing Officer’s decision to not grant an SPC for a nab-paclitaxel product. It resulted in a referral of a question relating to Article 3(d) of the SPC Regulation (469/2009/EC) to the CJEU.

GNIC v Holland & Barrett
[2017] EWHC 746 (Ch) - this trial related to the correct construction of a trade mark licence and whether the Defendant had breached the licence.

Education

2016 - 2017 - Computer coding courses - HTML, CSS, jQuery and Python 
2015 - 2016 - BPP Law School, Holborn, Bar Professional Training Course
2014 - 2015 - BPP Law School, Cambridge, Graduate Diploma in Law
2011 - 2014 - Mansfield College, Oxford University, BA (Hons) History and Politics, 2:1

Awards and Scholarships

Lord Denning Scholarship Award
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship
BPP Law School Pro Bono Award

Other interests

Beth coxed for both her college and the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club, and continued to cox both at Cantabs in Cambridge and occasionally for Crabtree, the ex-OUBC/CUBC boat club in London. Beth also played squash for Oxford in her first and second year, captaining the women’s seconds in her second year.