Aldous, Guy
Born in 1906, Guy Aldous was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. There he obtained a degree in Natural Sciences. During the Second World War he was at the war ofice and managed to keep a practice alive in Dennings Chambers. After the war, he joined the chambers of Kew Shelley and practised in all aspects of intellectual property law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1956 and retired three decades later when they changed the tax law preventing barristers taking their last year’s earnings tax. He also did a substantial amount of libel work and was frequently briefed by Lord Goodman to act for Harold Wilson in his brief actions. He also advised Sir Winston Churchill on copyright matters. After retirement, he joined the board of Showerings, a subsidiary of Allied Breweries and ran their intellectual property department. He died in 1981.

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Call to the Bar

1930 (Inner Temple); QC (1956); Bencher (1963)

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Douglas Falconer


Ash v Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd [1936] 2 All E.R. 1496
Ash v Dickie [1936] 2 All E.R. 71

Caxton Publishing Co Ltd v Sutherland Publishing Co Ltd [1937] 4 All E.R. 405
A Baily & Co Ltd v Clark Son & Morland Ltd[1938] 2 All E.R. 377
Caxton Publishing Co Ltd v Sutherland Publishing Co Ltd [1938] 4 All E.R. 389
Plomien Fuel Economiser Co v National Marketing Co [1941] 1 All E.R. 311
GA Cramp & Sons Ltd v Frank Smythson Ltd [1943] 1 All E.R. 322
Saltman Engineering Co. Ltd v Campbell Engineering Co. Ltd[1948]65 RPC 203
Raleigh Cycle Co Ltd v H Miller & Co Ltd (No.2)[1950] 67 RPC 226
Novello & Co Ltd v Hinrichsen Edition Ltd [1951] 68 RPC 243
Parke Davis & Co v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [1953] 70 RPC 161
Parke Davis & Co v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [1954] 71 RPC 169
Sterling Engineering Co v Patchett (No.1) [1955] 1 All E.R. 369
Chappell & Co Ltd v Nestle Co Ltd [1958] 2 All E.R. 155
Loew’s Inc v Littler (No.2)[1958] 2 All E.R. 200
Seager v Copydex Limited[1967] FSR 211
General Tire & Rubber Co v Firestone Tyre & Rubber Co Ltd[1972]RPC 457


Further References

Aldous, G.‘The philosophy behind the English Copyright Law’10 Bull. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 302 (1962-1963)

Aldous, G., Falconer, D., Aldous, W.Terrell on the Law of Patents (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1965)

Image courtesy of William Aldous