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Douglas Campbell QC

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Barrister specialising in all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law. Silk 2016, Appointed Recorder in 2010, Deputy High Court Judge in 2015. Former member of Attorney-General's Panel of Junior Counsel, 2010-2015.Has acted for many leading companies in the electronics, telecommunications, chemical, pharmaceutical, technology, consumer products and other industries. Recent UK cases include Freshasia Foods v Lu [2019] EWHC 638 (Ch) (confidential information, restrictive covenants) Frank v Nike [2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch), [2018] EWCA Civ 497 (trade mark, interim injunction, social media); AP Racing v Alcon Components [2018] EWCA Civ 1420 (patent); Cantel Medical v Arc [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat) (patent, medical devices, designs); London Taxi v Frazer Nash [2018] FSR 7, CA (shape trade mark); Icescape v Ice World [2017] EWHC 42 (patent, threats); Moet Hennessey v Polistas [2016] EWHC 3114 ("Veuve Clicquot" trade mark); Comic v Fox [2016] FSR 31, CA (validity of a series of trade marks); [2016] FSR 30, CA (trade mark infringement); Teva v Boehringer Ingelheim [2015] EWHC 2963 (patent, pharmaceuticals); Warner-Lambert v Actavis [2015] EWHC 72 (Pat); Phil & Ted’s Most Excellent Buggy Co v TFK Trends for Kids [2014] EWCA Civ 469, [2013] EWPCC 21 (patent); Comic Enterprise v Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [2014] ETMR 51, [2014] FSR 35, ‘Glee’ television programme (trade mark and passing off); Danisco v Novozymes [2011] EWHC 3288, CA, [2013] EWHC 483 (patent, judgment rate interest);  Vector v Glatt [2007] EWCA Civ 805, CA (added matter, patent); Coflexip v Stena Offshore [2004] FSR 34, CA (estoppel, damages); Stena v Irish Ferries [2003] RPC 668, CA (special defences to patent infringement); Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd v Tunnard [2007] FSR 34 16, CA (employee’s duties); Dyson v Qualtex [2006] RPC 31, CA (design right); Compensation Specialists v Compensation Claims Service [2003] EWCA Civ 1108, CA (franchising); D Green & Co v Regalzone [2002] ETMR 22, CA (descriptive use of trade marks); Thermos v Aladdin [2002] FSR 11 (CA) (registered design).


Called 1993, Inner Temple; contributing author to 16th, 17th & 18th Editions of‘Terrell on Patents’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2006,2011,2016).


Japanese, French.


IP Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.


Dollar Academy, Dollar; Hertford College, Oxford (1988 First Class Hons with Distinction in Quantum Chemistry); City University, London (1992 Diploma in Law with Distinction); Inner Temple Major scholarship. Pegasus Scholar to Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Melbourne, Australia, in 1996.

London Bar

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Douglas Campbell QC - Three New SquareAn excellent orator who thinks on his feet and is able to skilfully deal with his adversaries.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property – Leading silks

Douglas Campbell QC - Three New SquareA born litigator. He is passionate and fantastically driven – and he does not take prisoners.

Within: Intellectual property

Three New Square has been described as being ‘pre-eminent for IP’. The set is praised for being ‘user friendly, extremely responsive’ and ‘very reasonable on pricing’. It has ‘great strength across the ranks’, and benefits particularly from ‘an impressive stable of QCs and senior juniors for patent litigation’, particularly in the life sciences sector. Beyond patents, it also has ‘premier, modern trade mark silks’, with work highlights including Douglas Campbell’s representation of London Taxi Corp before the Court of Appeal, in a dispute concerning the validity and infringement of 3D trade marks.

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