Robert Ganpatsingh


Dispute Resolution Technology, Media and Telecoms

Expert in contentious matters involving design rights, patents, copyright, trade marks and Passing Off.

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.

Work highlights


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.

Recent articles


DMH Stallard and Dare to Dream: the conclusion of an inspirational year-long initiative

DMH Stallard conclude their year-long involvement in the Love Local Jobs Foundation Dare to Dream programme



Caterpillar wars: Colin vs Cuthbert

Robert Ganpatsingh discusses the M&S vs Aldi case that has hit the headlines and explores the options available to businesses in the battle against copycat products



Protecting your brand using trademarks, design rights and copyright

Whether you're launching a new business or seeking to secure your brand's identity, learn essential strategies to protect your designs and products



Your business – navigating for recovery and reset, ask the experts

This video is designed for business leaders and key decision makers who are looking to successfully navigate through this period of uncertainty