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Maxwell Keay

 


Year of call: 2013

Maxwell specialises in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trade marks, passing off, registered design right, unregistered design right, copyright, confidential information and database right.

Maxwell appears regularly in proceedings before the High Court (including the Patents Court and general Chancery Division), IPEC (including the IPEC small claims track) and the IPO.

In 2015 Maxwell completed a secondment at a leading solicitors’ firm during which he worked on a variety of cases, particularly patent actions in the field of telecommunications.

Maxwell is qualified to accept instructions directly under the Bar’s Public Access scheme.

Maxwell holds a BA in Physics from Wadham College, Oxford University, and an MSc in Physics from University College London.


Recent Cases

Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc [2017] EWHC 231 (Ch)

Instructed as junior counsel in a trade mark action in the High Court concerning internet advertising.


(1) ECB (2) Sky v (1) Tixdaq (2) Fanatix [2016] EWHC 575 (Ch)

Instructed as junior counsel in a copyright action in the High Court concerning television broadcasting and the scope of the fair dealing defence to copyright infringement.


R (British American Tobacco & ors) v Secretary of State for Health [2016] EWHC 1169 (Admin)

Instructed as junior counsel in judicial review proceedings in the High Court concerning the lawfulness of plain packaging requirements for tobacco products.

Warner Lambert v Sandoz & ors [2015] EWHC 3153 (Pat)

Instructed as junior counsel in an interim injunction application in a patent action in the Patents Court concerning the infringement of Swiss form claims.
 

Starsight Telecast v Virgin Media

Instructed as junior counsel in preparations for a trial in a patent infringement action concerning set top boxes.

Vringo v ZTE

Worked as part of solicitors’ team in preparations for a High Court patent action concerning mobile phone technology.

Teva UK Ltd v Leo Pharma A/S

Assisted counsel in preparations and at trial in a High Court patent action concerning a treatment for psoriasis.

Wobben v Siemens

Assisted counsel in preparations and at a CMC in a patent action concerning wind turbine technology.

Union v BID

Assisted counsel in preparations for a transfer application between the High Court and IPEC in a patent action concerning doors for refrigerated storage spaces.

Unwired Planet v Huawei

Assisted counsel in preparations for a CMC in a telecommunications patent case.

Total Ltd v YouView TV Ltd

Assisted counsel in preparations and at trial in a High Court trade mark infringement action.

Hearst v AVELA

Assisted counsel in preparations and at a hearing in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off concerning merchandise featuring the cartoon character Betty Boop.

Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet

Assisted counsel in preparations and at a hearing in a damages inquiry in an action for breach of confidence concerning secret information used in the manufacture of mosquito nets.

Recent Activity

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