Jeremy Morton handles the full range of intellectual property litigation and strategic advice, including in relation to copyright and designs, patents, brands, trade secrets and data. He also advises on brand management, and data privacy laws. His experience includes crafting international IP litigation strategies, advising on the management of IP risk, and implementing enforcement programmes for rights holders.
Jeremy typically acts for clients in a wide variety of sectors, often with an emphasis on technology, for example mechanical and electrical engineering, telecoms, software, internet services, consumer electronics, fashion, toys and financial services, as well as entertainment and the arts.
- IP disputes and litigation, and how to avoid them
- Patent litigation, including technical standards, essential patents and ‘FRAND’
- Enforcement programmes and EU Customs detention
- IP in the employment relationship
- Brand protection
- GDPR compliance
- Supporting a FTSE-100 engineering company in successfully settling an international, multi-million Euro IP licence dispute
- Representing the estate of bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett in enforcement of trade mark rights against unauthorised merchandise
- representing one of the world’s most successful video game studios in a high-profile trade mark enforcement action
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 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.
Jeremy is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, and a member of the European Patent Lawyers’ Association. He is also a member of the board of ITechLaw Association and chairs its Substantive Law Committee.
He is the 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.