Intelectual Property and Information Technology Disputes

Intellectual property, such as copyright, design rights or patents, are often one of the most valuable assets of a business.

When these rights are infringed then the hard earned reputation of a business can be destroyed very quickly as well as losing substantial sums of money.

We have substantial experience in protecting business’ intellectual property, acting for both claimants and defendants in ofetn new and innovative fields.

Some recent examples of our work in this area include;

Acting for various companies and individuals in the defence of a very substantial patent infringement, passing off and breach of copyright action relating to the sale of baby bottles.
Acting for a company in a cross border action to protect their design and database rights.

Short Richardson & Forth provide a partnership working mentality with our clients. Dedicated to fighting your corner to secure the very best outcome.


Christine McVay


Head of Matrimonial

Tel: 0191 2111530
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Tim Berg


Specialist in Insolvency and Dispute Resolution

Tel: 0191 211 1502
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Alexandra Withers


Specialist in Litigation & Insolvency

Tel: 0191 2320283
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Sarah Farish

Professional Support Lawyer

Professional Support Lawyer assisting teams across the firm

Tel: 0191 232 0283
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