Daniel Alexander QC, 8 New Square


Daniel Alexander has over 20 years’ experience of litigation and advice in intellectual property cases. Daniel's practice covers all areas of intellectual property including IT and media/entertainment cases. Work includes international and EU-cases, including multi-jurisdictional IP issues, private international law, and arbitration/mediation of IP and media disputes.

Patent work includes most areas of technology. Cases have involved medical and plant biotechnology (including SPCs), pharmaceuticals, chemical process design, telecommunications and mobile phones, medical and analytic equipment, electronics, petroleum engineering apparatus, data transmission and systems design, hydraulic equipment, consumer and household products. Practice includes EPO, UK Patent Office and CJEU cases.

Media/copyright work includes rights licensing, copyright infringement and internet related cases in all areas, including music, visual arts, print and electronic media. Work includes cases for most major broadcasters.

Prominent trade mark work includes the leading ECJ cases Canon, BMW/Deenik Nichols, Gerolsteiner, Doublemint, Philips/Remington, Davidoff/Levis and Celltech.

IT work covers wide range, including rights-related and contract disputes and arbitration of IT disputes.

Daniel is one of the authors of Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria, Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (LexisNexis). He is also (currently or previously) author of Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Encyclopedia of United Kingdom and European Patent Law; Guidebook to Intellectual Property Law; Atkin's Court Forms; Heidelberger Kommentar zum UWG.

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LLM (Harvard Law School, 1987). Kennedy Scholar. Harlech Award, BA Physics and Philosophy (1st class


Member of the panel for disputes arising under Rules of the Premier League, 2007, Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Bar Association, 2007


Appointed Person under the Trade Marks Act, 2009, Deputy High Court Judge, 2006, Visiting Professor of Law, University College, London, 2007