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Name: Mark Platts-Mills QC
Firm Name: 8 New Square
Country: England
Expertise: Patent Law

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7405 4321
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7405 9955
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Mark Platts-Mills is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details above.

After reading engineering and economics at Balliol College, Oxford, Mark joined the pre-eminent patent and intellectual property set at the time, the Chambers of Mr. Thomas Blanco White at Francis Taylor Building. He has since specialised in all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, passing off, registered designs, copyright, design right, technical trade secrets and commercial matters with a technical content. Mark was characterised as a “real fighter” in Chambers Directory 2010 and indeed, Ultraframe v Eurocell is prominent among his recent highlights as one of very few fully fought out inquiries as to damages in a patent action. He has also recently represented the applicant for revocation of a UK patent which, if upheld, would have covered the ubiquitous USB memory stick (Trek v MSystems). In other highlights, Mark appeared for the defendant in the leading database right case (British Horse Racing Board v William Hill), and for the claimant in a successful trade mark infringement trial concerning tree shaped air fresheners (Julius Samann v Tetrosyl). In addition, he successfully represented the defendant in a design rights case relating to helmets for the rescue services (Helmet Integrated Systems v Mitchell Tunnard). He is currently representing the claimants in the trade secrets case Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet.

Clients can expect to benefit from Mark’s long experience encompassing an extremely diverse range of cases, which has given him a lasting appetite for the most challenging of disputes.

Firm Overview:

8 New Square is the largest specialist intellectual property chambers in the United Kingdom. Chambers has 28 IP barristers, including 12 QCs. We also have two former Judges as door tenants. From our most senior silks to our most junior members, we can offer university-level science qualifications or industrial experience over a wide variety of disciplines.

8 New Square’s depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in intellectual property law, media and entertainment and IT law is second to none. We value our friendly and approachable style and we are totally committed to achieving the best for our clients. We have experience in dealing with IP issues for large commercial organisations, small to medium-size businesses, government departments and universities as well as individual inventors, artists and musicians.

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