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Mathew Forde

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Forde Campbell LLC

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Commercial, Intellectual Property and Media


Mathew is a commercial law specialist with 20 years of experience. Much of his practice has been spent advising a range of commercial clients in manufacturing, retail, design and media & entertainment (including film and television). He also has extensive experience in advising his commercial clients on best practices for protecting, policing and monetising their intellectual property assets and reputation. Mathew also advises clients on contentious matters ranging from contractual disputes, to damage to reputation and to infringement of intellectual property rights. In particular, Mathew specialises in copyright, trademark and passing off disputes; trade secret /breach of confidentiality cases; design and patent disputes and also reputation management and defamation. Mathew has acted for clients in the UK in hearings before the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Privy Council. He also has extensive experience in litigating overseas (in particular in the US (New York), Canada and New Zealand). His principal areas of law include: • Intellectual Property • Entertainment & Media • Defamation & Privacy • Dispute resolution


After qualifying in English law Mathew practised first in London with the City law firm Lawrence Graham from 1994 until 2001, where he primarily specialised in international trade. He subsequently returned to Northern Ireland in 2002, initially as a senior in-house lawyer in the pharmaceutical industry, where he further developed his interest in intellectual property law. Later, in 2006, he set up in private practice with a special focus on commercial, media and intellectual property law. The practice eventually evolved into Forde Campbell LLC in 2012.




Law Society of England and Wales (1996 – Present) Law Society of Northern Ireland (2002 – Present)


Edinburgh University and College of Law, London

Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

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Mathew Forde - Forde Campbell LLC

Within: Intellectual property

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.

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