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Barristers at 8 New Square regularly contribute, write or update industry related  titles in Halsbury's Laws and Atkin's Court Forms as well as providing the text for intellectual property sections of Current Law Statutes, Clerk & Lindsell on Torts and The Community Trade Mark: Regulations, Practice and Procedures.

Both of the main specialist intellectual property law reports, the Reports of Patent Cases (RPCs) and the Fleet Street Reports (FSRs), have been edited from chambers for many years. Fiona Clark is the current editor.

In addition to this, members of chambers edit or contribute to the following.

  • Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names 

    James Mellor QC, Tom Moody-Stuart, Iona Berkeley.

Kerly provides full explanation of the UK law of trade marks and trade names. It covers classification, registration (UK & European), different types of marks, enforcement, infringement and litigation; including coverage of assignments, licensing, merchandising and franchising;
The book deals with infringement and available remedies and looks at mediation and arbitration in the context of trade marks;
It incorporates recent legislative change such as the Trade Marks Regulations 2008, the Trade Marks (Earlier Trade Marks) Regulations 2008 and the Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

  • The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (5th Ed)

    Adrian Speck QC, Lindsay Lane, Daniel Alexander QC, Michael Tappin QC, Charlotte May QC, Iona Berkeley, James Whyte, Quentin Cregan, Isabel Jamal, Ashton Chantrielle, Jaani Riordan, Maxwell Keay and Thomas Jones.

The Modern Law of Copyright (available here) is a comprehensive leading textbook on the law of copyright and related rights. It addresses the subsistence and scope of copyright in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and in sound recordings, films and broadcasts, and of related rights such as rights in performances and database rights. It also addresses the ownership and licensing of such rights and how they may be enforced.


  • The Encyclopedia of United Kingdom and European Patent Law 

    Fiona Clark - Senior editor, George Hamer, Professor William R Cornish, Tom Moody-Stuart, Jessie Bowhill, Consulting Editor - Sir Robin Jacob. 

The Encyclopedia of UK and European Patent Law is a complete compilation of the UK primary and delegated patent legislation, together with the relevant European and International Conventions and Rules. The Encyclopedia also provides a detailed commentary written by leading practitioners in the field and is updated twice annually. Recent releases of the Encyclopedia have included extensive revisions to take account of changes in practice and procedure before the Patent Office and before the Patents Court following the implementation of the Civil Procedure Rules.


  • Russell-Clarke & Howe on Industrial Designs

    Martin Howe QC.

Russell-Clarke & Howe provides practical guidance on how to get the best from the vast bed of legislation surrounding industrial designs in order to protect designs. It covers all aspects of this area, in particular, the five legal rights which protect industrial designs
It pays particular attention to the two European legal rights, covering the case law and key developments which have occurred since 2002, offering analytical, high level commentary on industrial designs, whilst maintaining a practice focused edge.
It includes a detailed historical treatment of copyright law and industrial design law from 1709 through to the current legislative position and
covers all the issues that may arise from the continuing existence of designs registered prior to 2001. Copyright protection for industrial designs is discussed and as well as infringement and validity disputes and threats actions, along with practical hints on how to avoid the mistakes of the past. It incorporates an interesting discussion of parallel imports and how this relates to industrial design. 


  • Professional Negligence Law and Practice

    Charlotte May contributes to the chapter on Patent Agents and Trade Mark Agents.