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Rory Campbell

Forde Campbell LLC

Work Department

IT and IP




Rory is a commercial law solicitor, recognised as a market leader in IT, internet and software law.  In particular, Rory has significant experience of deals with software developers and suppliers, resellers, IT consultancy and support services suppliers, website developers and hosting companies, ICT infrastructure outfitters, VOIP, dark fibre and general telecoms suppliers.  He heads Forde Campbell’s corporate and IT sections and advises public and private sector clients in Ireland, Great Britain and the USA.  His specialist area is advising on protecting, licensing and funding structures to introduce client’s products to the market whilst protecting their IP


  • Information and Communication Technology
  • IP Licensing and Protection
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Protection


French, German and Russian


Society for Computers and Law, Law Society of England and Wales and Law Society of Northern Ireland.  Rory is co-opted steering group member of the Northern Ireland Irish digital industry body Digital Circle, and separately sits on the Community Relations Council.  He chairs the Councils’ Audit Committee.


Cambridge University and the College of Law London

Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Forde Campbell LLC is a boutique firm with a solid track record in assisting clients across the spectrum of commercial, IT, IP and media law matters. Recent work for the team includes data protection advice, cross-border licensing transactions and software development matters. Start-up companies are key clients for the group, which has a reputation for representing app developers and cloud integration service providers. Highlights included advising data intelligence and risk management company C6 on sourcing information placed on the dark web. Other clients include In Your Element and DocTap. Rory Campbell and Katey Dixon jointly head the group.

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Intellectual property

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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