Andrew Bowler#503

Andrew Bowler

Partner, Bristows
Andy has specialised in contentious intellectual property matters, including related advisory work, since qualification in 1999. His advice covers the full range of intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on patents, trademarks, registered designs and trade secrets.

Andy has considerable experience of representing high profile clients in cases in the UK High Court, the IP Enterprise Court and the Court of Appeal. He has also been responsible for opposition and cancellation proceedings in the UK IP Office, EPO and OHIM. Andy is regularly involved in the co-ordination of proceedings with parallel actions elsewhere in the EU and US and also has experience of litigation in China. He has conducted several successful mediations of IP disputes.
Andy advises clients across a wide range of technologies, including complex mechanical and FMCG products, mobile phones, pharmaceuticals, electronics and medical devices as well as music, films and other media.

Andy has recently assisted a leading consumer products company in successful trade mark proceedings before the CJEU. His recent patent litigation experience has included acting for Kennametal, a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in successfully defending patent infringement proceedings brought in the Patents Court in London by their biggest competitor (Sandvik v Kennametal [2011] EWHC 3311 (Pat)), and successfully representing Siemens and its customers in the same venue in relation to infringement proceedings in the field of wind turbine technology (Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens PLC & Ors [2015] EWHC 2114 (Pat)).


He has been recommended in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers and Best Lawyer UK.
Contributed to

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Copyright infringement—remedies
Copyright infringement—remedies
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the civil remedies available to a successful party following a copyright infringement claim. It examines the statutory basis to and applicable case law on injunctions, damages or an account of profits, innocent infringement, delivery up, destruction and seizure, declaratory relief, dissemination and publication of the judgment, other interim relief, costs and interest. This Practice Note also provides some explanation of remedies for infringement of moral and performance rights, concurrent rights, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and criminal offences.

Second and subsequent medical use patent claims
Second and subsequent medical use patent claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the two different types of second medical use claims (purpose limited process ‘Swiss-form’ claims and purpose limited product ‘EPC 2000’ claims), the differences between them and their enforcement in England and Wales. It also discusses the impact of the Supreme Court judgment in Warner-Lambert v Generics (UK) and Actavis.

Claim form (copyright infringement)—the contents
Claim form (copyright infringement)—the contents
Precedents

This Precedent sets out guidance on the contents of a claim form for use in relation to a claim for copyright infringement. It contains a link to an N1 claim form (CPR Part 7) (10.20) which has been populated with suggested text which can be adapted for use in either Intellectual Property sub-list or Intellectual Property Enterprise Court sub-list cases. Both sub-lists form part of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) in the Business and Property Courts. The guidance is drafted so as to cover infringement of copyright pursuant to CDPA 1988.

Claim form (trade mark infringement and passing off)—the contents
Claim form (trade mark infringement and passing off)—the contents
Precedents

This Precedent sets out guidance on the contents of a claim form for use in relation to a claim for trade mark infringement and/or passing off. It contains a link to an N1 claim form (CPR Part 7) (06.16) which has been populated with suggested text which can be adapted for use in either the Intellectual Property List within the Chancery Division or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. It is drafted so as to cover infringement of a UK trade mark registration pursuant to the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Defence (copyright infringement)
Defence (copyright infringement)
Precedents

This is a Precedent Defence for use in relation to a claim for copyright infringement. It can be adapted for use in either Intellectual Property sub-list or Intellectual Property Enterprise Court sub-list cases. Both sub-lists form part of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) in the Business and Property Courts. This Precedent is drafted so as to cover infringement of UK copyright pursuant to CDPA 1988. It is designed to respond to the points raised in the Precedent Particulars of claim.

Defence and counterclaim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Defence and counterclaim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Precedents

This is a Precedent Defence and counterclaim for use in relation to a claim for trade mark infringement and/or passing off. It can be adapted for use in either the Intellectual Property List within the Chancery Division or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. This Precedent is drafted so as to cover infringement of a UK trade mark registration pursuant to the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Final order (copyright infringement)
Final order (copyright infringement)
Precedents

This is a Precedent final order (or order following judgment) for use in relation to a claim for copyright infringement. It assumes that the claimant has brought successful proceedings in the High Court for infringement of copyright. It can be adapted for use in either Intellectual Property sub-list or Intellectual Property Enterprise Court sub-list cases. Both sub-lists form part of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) in the Business and Property Courts.

Final order (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Final order (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Precedents

This is a Precedent final order (or order following judgment) for use in relation to a claim for trade mark infringement and/or passing off. It assumes that the claimant has brought successful proceedings in the High Court for infringement of a UK trade mark, and also for passing off. The order is drafted on the basis that the defendant has brought unsuccessful counterclaims which allege that those trade marks are invalid and/or should be revoked. It can be adapted for use in either the Intellectual Property List within the Chancery Division or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

Particulars of claim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Particulars of claim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Precedents

This is a Precedent particulars of claim for use in relation to a claim for trade mark infringement and/or passing off. It can be adapted for use in either the Intellectual Property List within the Chancery Division or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. This Precedent is drafted so as to cover infringement of a UK trade mark registration pursuant to the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Reply (copyright infringement)
Reply (copyright infringement)
Precedents

This is a Precedent reply for use in relation to a claim for copyright infringement. It can be adapted for use in either Intellectual Property sub-list or Intellectual Property Enterprise Court sub-list cases. Both sub-lists form part of the Intellectual Property List (Chancery Division) in the Business and Property Courts. This Precedent is drafted so as to cover infringement of UK copyright pursuant to CDPA 1988. It is designed to respond to the points raised in the Precedent defence.

Reply and defence to counterclaim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Reply and defence to counterclaim (trade mark infringement and passing off)
Precedents

This is a Precedent reply and defence to counterclaim for use in relation to a claim for trade mark infringement and/or passing off. It can be adapted for use in either the Intellectual Property List within the Chancery Division or in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. This Precedent is drafted so as to cover infringement of a UK trade mark registration pursuant to the Trade Marks Act 1994. It is designed to respond to the points raised in the Precedent defence and counterclaim.

Practice Areas

Panels

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1999

Education

  • University of Bristol: Diploma in IP Law & Practice
  • College of Law: CPE, LPC
  • University of Manchester: BA (Hons)

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