Barrister, Hogarth Chambers

Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Media, I.T.

Text Box: I.P.
Media & Entertainment

Intellectual Property, Media and IT law

Jeremy Reed is a barrister specializing in Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Media, and I.T. law.† The vast majority of his work involves disputes in these areas.† Jeremy is a member of Hogarth Chambers, and is based in Lincolnís Inn, London (

Jeremyís clients come from diverse sectors of industry, ranging from designer clothing to bio-technology to sports.

Examples of disputes in which Jeremy is instructed include:

 Clothing designers protecting the rights in the design of their clothing (Community and UK registered and unregistered design rights, and sometimes copyright).

 Celebrities trying to prevent the media from publishing private or other damaging information about them (privacy and confidential information).

 Employers trying to prevent ex-employees from exploiting customer lists and other confidential information (restraint of trade clauses and trade secrets).† Interim injunctions / search and seizure orders can be obtained.

 Brands trying to prevent others from using similar names to piggy-back on their reputation.†

 Website developers maintaining the integrity of their confidential library codes, and arguments about licensing terms and access to source code.

 Software purchasers alleging that the supplied system is functionally inadequate or is not fit for purpose.

 Small businesses whose patents have been infringed, disputes about ownership of patents.

Jeremy has conducted several trials in the High Court, and also appears in the appellate courts and other tribunals such as the Trade Marks Registry, the Patent Office, the Copyright Tribunal and the CFI (Court of First Instance, European Court of Justice).

He has published a number of articles in practitioner journals, and is frequently invited to lecture on various I.P. related topics.

Jeremy has a degree-level background in physics and genetics, having read Natural Sciences at Peterhouse, Cambridge.