MEMBERS MOURN PASSING OF “TREMENDOUSLY RESPECTED” HIGH COURT JUDGE

Published: 24 July, 2019

CIPA members were greatly saddened to hear of the death of Mr Justice Henry Carr last week. Sir Henry was a specialist intellectual property judge at the High Court and a great friend of the institute.

Chief Executive Lee Davies said: “We were very sad to hear of the death of Mr Justice Carr; a giant in the world of IP and a great friend of CIPA. Our condolences are with Sir Henry's family at this time. Sir Henry was held in the highest regard by CIPA's members and will be greatly missed.”

Richard Mair, CIPA Vice-President, first got to know Sir Henry as a charismatic junior barrister 30 years ago.

Richard said: “As a High Court Judge, he commanded tremendous respect, and that extended internationally as well.  I remember one event in particular that illustrated this; at the annual European Communities Trade Mark Association Conference, something like 10 years ago, he was on a panel of half a dozen judges from different European countries that was asked to decide a case.  All the other judges gave way to Henry to provide the lead - and in fact only - judgement.  

“Henry was a good friend of CIPA, always willing to give of his time.  In particular, he joined in our efforts to promote the UK IP profession abroad.  On the annual visit of the American Intellectual Property Law Association last year he gave an excellent introduction to the UK IP world and what it was like being a UK IP judge. “