Stephanie Wickenden is an independent barrister and tenant at Serle Court Chambers who was admitted to the bar in 2014. She has a wealth of experience in the law having worked both at solicitors’ firms, including Nicholas Woolf & Co previously, and at the Bar.
Stephanie has a broad Chancery and commercial practice, with significant international experience. She has advised in substantial property, private client, trusts and probate disputes. She is a specialist in complex intellectual property, art and media law.
Stephanie regularly represents clients in the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
Glencairn IP Holdings Ltd v Product Specialities Inc (t/a Final Touch) Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 609; High Court (IPEC)  EWHC 1733 (IPEC)
Application for an injunction to restrain the Defendants’ solicitors from acting in a design and trade mark case owing to their acting previously against the Claimants in a similar case. Court of Appeal confirmed that the Bolkiah principle will only apply where a former client of a firm of solicitors alleges that a new client has an adverse interest to it. Sole counsel.
easyGroup v Easy Fly and Avila  EWHC 40 (Ch)
Dispute of jurisdiction application involving considering full and frank disclosure and territoriality of acts for the purpose of jurisdiction in a trade mark case. Led by Michael Bloch QC (sole counsel for costs hearing and further application to serve out)
Glaxo Group Ltd v Sandoz and others  EWHC 2545 (Ch)
Trial of passing off case relating to the colour and shape of a respiratory inhaler. Led by Simon Malynicz QC (3 New Square) and Tom Hickman QC (Blackstone Chambers).
Easy Rent a Car Ltd v Easygroup Ltd  EWCA Civ 477
Dispute of jurisdiction in relation to a trade mark and passing off claim, owing to previous proceedings in Cyprus. Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court pending. Sole counsel.
Pathway IP Sarl (formerly Regus No 2 Sarl) v EasyGroup Ltd (formerly Easygroup IP Licensing Ltd)  EWHC 3608 (Ch)
High Court appeal from the registry on revocation of trade marks for non-use. Led by Simon Malynicz QC (3 New Square).
Easygroup Ltd v Easy Fly Express Ltd  EWHC 3155 (Ch)
Application disputing jurisdiction in a trade mark case on the basis that use of the marks on a website did not amount to targeting of consumers in the territory. Led by Michael Bloch QC (Blackstone Chambers).
Glaxo Group Limited v EUIPO T-803/16 (CJEU, General Court)
Second appeal in relation to a revocation of a pharmaceutical shape mark. Led by Tom St Quintin (Hogarth Chambers).
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC v WPMC Ltd  EWHC 1853 (Ch)
Trial involving rights to footage of the first Beatles concert recorded in the USA. Claims were brought under UK and USA copyright, with defences of a collateral contract and proprietary estoppel. Led by Alastair Wilson QC (Hogarth Chambers).
Intellectual Property Bar Association
University of Oxford, Postgraduate Diploma: Intellectual Property Law and Practice
City Law School, City University, Postgraduate Diploma: Bar Professional Training Course
University of Cambridge, Wolfson College: BA Law
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London: BA History of Art
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Prize for Outstanding BPTC result
City Law School, Everard Ver Heyden Prize (for one of the highest results in the year)
City Law School, Excellence Award Scholarship (one of 6 fee scholarships across c.400 students)
Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition, Prize for Highly Commended essay
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Exhibition Award (for BPTC)
University of Oxford, International Intellectual Property Moot, Prize for best written submissions
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Exhibition Award (for two year BA in Law)
Courtauld Institute of Art, Highest first class result (various modules)
Copinger & Skone James on Copyright, 17th Ed 2016, Contributor to chapter: Artist Resale Right
Entertainment Law Review: European Intellectual Property Review Article, “Graffiti art: the rights of landlords, tenants and artists: Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd" E.I.P.R. 2016, 38(2), 119-121.>
Bar Council Law Reform Website, Article, Nov 2014: “Artistic Works and Artists’ Rights – Redrawing the Law”