Legal Evidence Surveys

Philip has conducted research projects for legal purposes since 1991 and has conducted some 100 such projects, including seven multi-national projects. These surveys normally relate to passing off or trademark matters.  He has given expert evidence in court on twelve occasions.

In addition to conducting surveys he has, on several occasions, been commissioned to review surveys conducted by other agencies and consultants and, where necessary, provide a report reviewing that survey evidence.

For the last 6 years, he has acted as a tutor on expert survey evidence at Nottingham Law School (LL.M in Intellectual Property Litigation). This involves facilitating workshop sessions, including role-playing scenarios involving expert evidence and providing advice / feedback to the students.

Below is a list of cases in which he has given evidence in court: 

  • Guccio Gucci v Paolo Gucci [1991] FSR 81

  • Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisses De Chocolat v Cadbury Ltd [1998] RPC 117

  • Premier Brands UK Ltd. v Typhoon Europe Ltd & Anor [2000] FSR 767

  • Glaxo Group Ltd & others v. Dowelhurst Ltd & Anor [2000] FSR 529

  • Associated Newspapers Ltd. & Anor v Express Newspapers [2003] FSR 51

  • Bouverie No. 1 Ltd v De Vere Hotels & Leisure Ltd [2006] EWHC 2242 (Ch)

  • Numatic International Ltd v Qualtex UK Ltd [2010] 2010 RPC 26

  • Fage v. Chobani [2013] FSR 32

  • Cadbury v Nestlé (Kit Kat Shape) IPO, (O-257-13)

  • Sky v Microsoft [2013] EWHC 1826 (Ch)

  • ASSOS v ASOS [2013] EWHC 2831 (Ch)

In addition to these surveys, he has assisted clients with a range of planning matters, including shopping centres, housing developments and leisure facilities.

He had also managed surveys relating to regulatory / competition issues.