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Mathew Forde

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Forde Campbell LLC

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Commercial, Intellectual Property and Media

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

French

Member

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

Education

Edinburgh University and College of Law, London


Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Mathew Forde - Forde Campbell LLC

Within: Intellectual property

Specialist IP, technology and media firm Forde Campbell LLC  provides ‘very clear and easy-to-understand advice’ on trade mark registration, copyright licensing and the protection and commercialisation of designs and brands, alongside handling a range of IP disputes. Highlights included advising retail technology company Velocity Worldwide on intra-group licensing and protection of its intellectual property in global jurisdictions, including the US, Australia, Japan and South Africa. The group is assisting toy and game manufacturer The Creativity Hub on the registration of trade marks related to game development across global jurisdictions. Other clients include textile manufacturer Luke Irwin. IP specialist Mathew Forde leads the team with Rory Campbell ; Campbell and Katey Dixon attract praise for their ‘sound advice and amazing support’.

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