Jacob, Robin

Education
Natural Sciences (physics), Trinity College, Cambridge (1960-1963) and law at the LSE (1963-1967)

Call to the Bar
Gray’s Inn (1965); QC (1981); Bencher (1987); Treasurer (2007)

Chambers
Francis Taylor Building

Pupils
Andrew Liao; Mary Vitoria; Jeremy Davies; George Hamer; David Kitchin and John Baldwin.

Cases
Carrol v Tomado Ltd [1971] RPC 401

Schering AG’s Application [1971] RPC 337
F Hoffmann La Roche & Co AG’s Patent [1971] RPC 311
Smith Kline & French Laboratories Ltd’s Trade Mark Applications [1972] RPC 247
General Electric Co v General Electric Co. Ltd [1972] RPC 297
F Hoffmann La Roche & Co AG’s Patent [1973] RPC 130
Valor Heating Co Ltd v Main Gas Appliances Ltd [1973] RPC 871
Biba Ltd v Stratford Investments Ltd [1973] RPC 799
Roche Products Ltd v Berk Pharmaceuticals Ltd [1973] RPC 461
Norwich Pharmacal Co v Customs and Excise Commissioners [1973] FSR 365
Amway Corp v Eurway International Ltd [1974] RPC 82
AA Levey v Henderson-Kenton (Holdings) Ltd [1974] RPC 617
Lerose Ltd v Hawick Jersey International Ltd [1974] RPC 42
RCA Corp v Reddingtons Rare Records [1975] RPC 95
Showerings Ltd v Entam Ltd [1975] FSR 45
Hammond & Champness Ltd v HAC Lifts Ltd [1975] FSR 131
JC Penney Co Inc v Penney’s Ltd [1975] FSR 367
EMI Records Ltd v CBS United Kingdom Ltd [1975] FSR 223
De Beers Abrasive Products Ltd v International General Electric Co of New York Ltd [1975] FSR 323
Textron Inc v Henry C Stevens Ltd [1975] FSR 356
Smith Kline & French Laboratories Ltd v Sterling-Winthrop Group Ltd [1975] FSR 298
Wombles Ltd v Wombles Skips Ltd [1975] FSR 488
F Hoffmann La Roche & Co AG v Harris Pharmaceuticals [1976] FSR 154
Fior (London) Ltd v Eric Shemilt Designs Ltd [1976] FSR 107
Owens-Illinois Inc (Baker & Bode’s) Application [1976] FSR 437
Officier van Justitie v De Peijper (104/75) [1976] 2 CMLR 271
EMI Records Ltd v CBS United Kingdom Ltd (C-51/75)[1976] FSR 457
Gloverall Ltd v Durworth Ltd [1976] FSR 543
ICOS’s Application [1976] FSR 551
Congoleum Industries Inc v Armstrong Cork Co [1977] RPC 77
Hughes Tool Co v Ingersoll Rand Co Ltd [1977] FSR 406
Tetra Molectric Ltd’s Application [1977] RPC 290
Hoechst AG’s Patent Extension [1977] RPC 518
Oral Health Products Inc (Halstead’s) Application [1977] RPC 612
Gleeson v J Wippell & Co Ltd [1977] FSR 301
S’s Application, Re [1977] RPC 367
DISCOVISION Trade Mark [1977] RPC 594
Nolan’s Application[1977] FSR 425
Scherer v Counting Instruments Ltd [1977] FSR 569
Combe International Ltd v Scholl (UK) Ltd [1977] FSR 464
ICI (Whyte’s) Patent [1978] RPC 11
LB Holliday & Co Ltd’s Application [1978] RPC 27
HP Bulmer Ltd v J Bollinger SA (No.3) [1978] RPC 79
Asea AB’s Application [1978] FSR 115
Unilever Ltd’s Patent Application (Sneath’s) [1978]RPC 617
Amchem Products Inc’s Patent [1978] RPC 271
PHANTOM Trade Mark [1978] RPC 245
Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co’s Application [1978] FSR 187
Allibert’s Exploitation Application [1978] RPC 261
MOLYSLIP Trade Mark [1978] RPC 211
Colgate Palmolive Ltd v Pattron [1978] RPC 635
Engel and Anderson’s Application [1978] RPC 608
Associated British Combustion’s Application [1978] RPC 581
Valor International Ltd v Application des Gaz SA (No.2) [1978] 2 CMLR 296
CHUNKY Trade Mark [1978] FSR 322
Sterwin AG v Brocades (Great Britain) Ltd [1979] RPC 481
ITS Rubber’s Application [1979] RPC 318
Newsweek Inc v BBC [1979] RPC 441
De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd’s Application[1979] FSR 72
Alfed Dunhill Ltd v Sunoptic SA [1979] FSR 337
Garlock Inc’s Application [1979] FSR 604
Netlon v Bridport-Gundry Ltd [1979] FSR 530
Wahl and Simon-Solitec Ltd v Buhler Miag (England) Ltd [1979] FSR 183
Hovercraft Development Ltd’s Patent Extension [1979] FSR 481
HUGGARS Trade Mark [1979] FSR 310
Paczy v Haendler & Natermann G.M.B.H. [1979] FSR 420
Fater SpA’s Application [1979] FSR 647
Andrew Master Hones Ltd v Cruickshank & Fairweather [1980] RPC 16
Dynamics Research and Manufacturing Inc’s Patent [1980] RPC 179
Nelson’s Application[1980] RPC 173
Mead’s Patent [1980] RPC 146
Pierce Chemical Co’s Application[1980] RPC 232
CHINA-THERM Trade Mark[1980] FSR 21
Imperial Group Ltd v Philip Morris & Co Ltd [1980] FSR 146
Convex’s Patent [1980] RPC 423
Helliwell v Piggott-Sims[1980] FSR 582
CANNON Trade Mark[1980] RPC 519
Paczy v Haendler & Natermann GmbH (No.2)[1980] FSR 526
V’s Applications [1981] RPC 245
York Trailer Holdings Ltd, Re[1981] FSR 33
Omron Tateisi Electronics Co’s Application[1981] RPC 125
Egyt Gyogyszervegyeszeti Guar’s Patent[1981] RPC 99
Ling’s Patent and Wilson’s and Pearce’s Patent [1981] RPC 85
Frazer’s Patent[1981] RPC 53
Sony Corp v Anand[1981] FSR 398
Sesii’s Extension [1981] FSR 418
Hydroacoustics Inc’s Application [1981] FSR 579
Therm-a-Stor Ltd v Weatherseal Windows Ltd [1981] RPC 102
ICI (Richardson’s) Application [1981] FSR 609
Imperial Group Ltd v Philip Morris & Co Ltd [1982] FSR 72
Habib Bank Ltd v Habib Bank AG [1982] RPC 1
KWIK KOPY Trade Mark [1982] FSR 538
COFFEY’S Registered Designs [1982] FSR 227
T’s Application [1982] FSR 172
GD Searle & Co Ltd v Celltech Ltd [1982] FSR 92
Merck & Co Inc v Stephar BV (187/80) [1982] FSR 57
York Trailer Holdings Ltd, Re [1982] FSR 111
X Ltd’s Application [1982] FSR 143
Sony Corp v Anand (No.2) [1982] FSR 200
Polydor Ltd v Harlequin Record Shops Ltd (270/80 [1982] FSR 358
Hoover Plc v George Hulme (Stockport) Ltd [1982] FSR 565
Energy Conversion Devices Inc’s Applications [1982] FSR 544
LC Nungesser KG v Commission of the European Communities (C-258/78) [1983] FSR 309
CIBA Trade Mark [1983] RPC 75
CBS United Kingdom Ltd v Lambert [1983] FSR 127
RCA Corp v Pollard [1983] FSR 9
Paterson Zochonis Ltd v Merfarken Packaging Ltd [1983] FSR 273
American Greetings Corp’s Application[1983] FSR 138
Rose Records v Motown Record Corp[1983] FSR 361
HAVE A BREAK Trade Mark[1983] RPC 217
Catnic Components Ltd v C Evans & Co (Building Merchants) Ltd[1983] FSR 401
American Greetings Corp’s Application [1983] FSR 581
Unilever Plc’s Trade Mark[1984] RPC 155
Independent Television Publications Ltd v Time Out Ltd and Elliott [1984] FSR 64
Kohler Co’s Trade Mark Application[1984] RPC 125
Weir Pumps Ltd v CML Pumps Ltd [1984] FSR 33
Kleeneze Ltd v DRG (UK) Ltd [1984] FSR 399
American Greetings Corp’s Application[1984] RPC 329
Standen Engineering Ltd v A Spalding & Sons Ltd [1984] FSR 554
Merlet v Mothercare Plc [1984] FSR 358
Stringfellow v McCain Foods (GB) Ltd[1984] RPC 501
Jeffrey Rogers Knitwear Productions Ltd v Vinola (Knitwear) Manufacturing Co [1985] FSR 184
Parker Knoll Plc v Knoll Overseas Ltd [1985] FSR 349
Geographia Ltd v Penguin Books Ltd [1985] FSR 208
FBC Trade Mark [1985] RPC 103
CELINE SA’s Trade Mark Applications [1985] RPC 381

Furr v CD Truline (Building Products) Ltd [1985] FSR 553

Further References

R Jacob, IP and Other Things: A Collection of Essays and Speeches (Oxford: Hart, 2015)
TA Blanco White and R Jacob, Kerly’s Law of Trade marks and Trade Names (Sweet & Maxwell, 1983)

TA Blanco White and R Jacob,

Jacob, Robin

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