What they say
"Rob acted for my Company in resolving a high value, complex and long running case in the High Court, involving multiple IP issues. Rob guided me through the high value case with excellent, strategic and technical legal advice. He was able to achieve a fantastic result."
Nick Osborne, CEO of Evergrip Limited
Robert is a commercial disputes Partner in the Brighton-based TMT
sector group. He has a wealth of experience in all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and litigation.
Robert is a highly experienced litigator with expertise in all aspects of resolving disputes through the Courts, including dealing with Worldwide Freezing Injunctions and Search and Seizure Orders in high value cases. He has a proven track record of achieving excellent results and has negotiated countless settlements in order to achieve the most beneficial and cost effective outcome for his clients.
Robert has a wealth of knowledge and experience in contentious matters involving design rights, patents, copyright, trade marks and Passing Off, including recently achieving an excellent settlement in the UK aspects of a high value and long running multi-jurisdiction case centered around the design of a range of industrial barrier products made of a flexible composite plastic material. The case involved disputes over alleged infringement of registered design rights, unregistered design rights, patent infringement and Passing Off. The case also included an element of trade mark infringement.
Robert also has wide ranging experience in high value commercial contract disputes both through the courts and by alternative dispute resolution.
- Successfully concluding a number of Passing-Off disputes with decisive and speedy settlements.
- Successfully resolving disputes involving trade mark infringement in the manufacturing sector, such as for a manufacturer of UPVC windows and a manufacturer of under-floor heating.
- Providing advice and assistance to the franchisor of a national network of letting agents which suffered repeated attempts by competitors to use their copyright protected contracts and associated documents.
Robert's memberships and associations
- International Trade Mark Association