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Jeremy Morton

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Intellectual property


Jeremy Morton leads the firm's IP Litigation practice handling the full range of intellectual property litigation and strategic advice, including in relation to patents, brands, copyright and designs, trade secrets and data, as well as data protection. He is also experienced in crafting international offensive and defensive IP strategies. He typically acts for clients in a wide variety of sectors, with a strong track-record in technology, for example in mechanical and electrical engineering, software, internet services, consumer electronics and consumer brands, toys, entertainment and the arts. Substantial disputes that Jeremy has advised on during his career include: Union Carbide v BP Chemicals; Novum v Iceland; Samsung Electronics v Fujitsu; LG Electronics v NCR; LG Electronics v Clevo; LG.Philips LCD Co v Tatung; Credit Suisse First Boston v Delta; Scansafe v MessageLabs; Kraft Foods v Sara Lee; InterDigital v Nokia Siemens Networks; Innovation First v Clinton Cards; Take-Two Interactive v BBC.


Jeremy has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer. He trained with Simmons & Simmons, where he spent 19 years, ten of which as a partner, and joined Harbottle & Lewis in 2014. Publications of note: Principal European author of the chapter on ‘Standard Setting, Competition Law and FRAND Licensing in Europe and the United States’ in the book Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software published by Globe Law & Business in 2013.


Conversational Japanese


  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the board of ITechLaw Association and chair of its Substantive Law Committee


  • Southampton University, The College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (1988)
  • Bristol University, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (1993)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Harbottle & Lewis LLP  is a ‘reputable company with skilled practitioners’ and has a strong offering in portfolio management, sponsorship, advertising and influencer marketing. Andy Millmore  and the recently promoted partner Michael Lister  jointly head the advertising team, taking on complex and high- value sponsorship and advertising matters . Other figures to note are Shireen Peermohamed whose expertise covers strategic advice on the protection and commercial exploitation of brands, Jeremy Morton  in IP litigation and brand enforcement, and Bob Mitchell  on sport-focused sponsorship work; he recently assisted SportPesa on it's shirt sponsorship with Everton Football Club. ‘Diligent’ senior associate Kostyantyn Lobov in brand management and advertising is praised by clients as 'a key asset in the team'. Andy Korman joined The Sports Consultancy and Georgy Evans joined Lewis Silkin LLP. Sacha Wilson  joined in May 2018 from Bristows LLP.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

With 'faultless professionalism' Harbottle & Lewis LLP's intellectual property group has been highlighted as being 'simply fantastic', particularly in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. The group is instructed to defend two defendants against the owners of the Beverly Hills Polo Club brand in a complex High Court trade mark infringement case. The department also has experience acting in patent litigation and infringement advice, particularly in the software and technology sectors. Jeremy Morton heads up the firm's IP litigation team and led the establishment of an IP holding company created following the death of Sir Terry Pratchett, this has included handling the transfer and enforcement of rights. Singled out for her 'extensive knowledge', Shireen Peermohamed attracts praise for 'striking the perfect balance between professionalism and warmth'. Peermohamed, ably supported by the 'excellent and diligent' Kostyantyn Lobov, is instructed by a major US automotive brand to handle all UK IP rights enforcement, including in relation to the misuse of their branding on car parts and accessories. The group was strengthened with the arrivals of chartered trade mark attorney Sharon Daboul and several new associates. Georgy Evans left the team to join Lewis Silkin LLP and Rebecca Collard joined Aegis

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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