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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Forde Campbell LLC

Boutique IT, IP and media firm Forde Campbell LLC advises on the full range of IT matters, with specialist expertise spanning ICT services contracts, open source software, dark web information sourcing, software code development and cloud services provision. The team has a particular focus on advising local start-ups, but also acts for Republic of Ireland and US companies. Practice head Rory Campbell draws on his experience in corporate and finance law, while director Katey Dixon specialises in data protection issues.

Practice head(s):Rory Campbell

Other key lawyers:Katey Dixon

Key Clients

Novosco Limited

Acuris Group (formerly Mergermarket) Limited

Neueda Limited

In Your Element Limited

Medicinall Ltd.

Electronic Document Management Consultancy Limited

Onesource Virtual (UK) Limited

Flax & Teal Limited

Fluent Technology Limited

Redgrove Companies Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Novosco on the negotiation of a contract to manage IT infrastructure and support services to a major English NHS trust
  • Advising Acuris on its ongoing contracts with software developers and digital content providers which provide functionality and content to support the client's products
  • Advising Neueda on its software and service supply contracts, including a software licence and services framework agreement with Sage Trader LLC in California
  • Advising In Your Element Limited on negotiating software integration and partnership agreements
  • Advising Medicinall Limited on managing relationships with developers in order to maximise the value of the product created to allow for growth and prepare for acquisitions

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Forde Campbell LLC

IP, technology and media specialist Forde Campbell LLC advises on matters from trade mark and design right registration to the IP aspects of commercial contracts, as well as handling disputes. The firm's clients include luxury goods, clothing and other manufacturers and designers, and it has been increasingly active in the software development, food and media sectors. The team is led by Mathew Forde, who is highly recommended for IP litigation, and Rory Campbell, and also includes director Katey Dixon.

Practice head(s):Rory Campbell; Mathew Forde

Other key lawyers:Katey Dixon


'This team has insight and was able to help me articulate my needs. They had clear boundaries - I knew where I stood and they also work quickly and efficiently. I benefited from their generosity and I appreciate their service.'

'The team is extremely engaging and easy to work with. They seem to embrace a "client first" approach to their work. I have found them to be focused on my needs and best interests.'

'The team is warm and friendly and put me at ease. They are always courteous, approachable, reliable and fair. Finally, they are able to work with me in plain English and in a way that I feel empowered that I understand the legal requirements that they supported me with.'

'They are always timely in support, detailed in reply and give us great confidence in driving our business forward. They always have the answer.'

'The individuals are always available and this is a key quality.'

'Katey Dixon consistently provides sound advice and any problems or questions are addressed promptly and with easy-to-understand language. The jargon is stripped out and put into the context whereupon I can quickly determine a course of action or chart a direction, safe in the knowledge that Katey has knowledgeably prepared the landscape.'

'The team is friendly and approachable.'

Key Clients

Mergermarket Limited

Lynn’s Country Foods t/a Finnebrogue

Luke Irwin Rugs Limited

Fingerprint Learning Limited

Profile Tree LLP

McGregor Polytunnels (Sales) Limited

Huel Limited

Paper Owl Limited

Target Dry Limited

Geneva Laboratories Limited

Medicinall Limited

Learning Space

Work highlights

  • Advising Hub Games on intellectual property strategy and management and the protection of trade marks.
  • Advising Huel on product design agreements, PR agreements, product placement agreements, distribution agreements, and all brand, reputation management and IP ownership and licensing issues around the same.
  • Advising Luke Irwin Rugs on the registration of rug designs and US copyright for the global market.
  • Advising Fingerprint Learning on IP management for joint projects with public and private third parties.
  • Advising Profile Tree on matters of IP protection online and in connection with brand relationships and endorsements, as well as management of traffic via links and video streaming and how it can impact matters of IP licensing and brand management.
Leading individuals

Mathew Forde - Forde Campbell LLC

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