One of the most respected UK solicitors in his field, Matthew undertakes a wide range of intellectual property and information technology work; with a focus on litigation.
He advises and represents clients that range from small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) through to large multinational companies.
Matthew handles the full range of IP disputes, including:
Matthew is also an internationally recognised expert in domain name law and practice. He has been appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Nominet and the Czech Arbitration Court to decide hundreds of domain name disputes.
While he works for clients in all business sectors, his most recent notable cases have been in the following areas:
The Chambers UK Guide has been highlighting Matthew’s achievements since 2014. It has called him an experienced, first-class litigator and a skilled negotiator and strategist with excellent commercial judgement. Chambers has repeatedly named him as a leading individual in IP law. It has described him as “an excellent IP solicitor with the ability to undertake demanding pieces of litigation”. The most recent edition of Chambers says: “Matthew Harris has an almost paranormal command of IP law and an extremely good eye for detail. He has vast experience handling trade mark litigation for clients in a wide range of industries.’’
The Legal 500 first recognised Matthew’s patent law expertise in 2006. It has repeatedly praised his client skills and responsiveness to the needs of a case. The 2022 Legal 500 says he is “quick, sharp and thoughtful’’ with “an outstanding knowledge of IP law’’. World Trademark Review 1,000 has praised his preparation and eye for detail, adding that “knowing that he is on the other side of a case causes opponents to up their game.”
Matthew joined Waterfront in December 2008. He sits on the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee and the International Trademark Association’s Amicus Committee. He is also on the London Solicitors Litigation Association list of supervising solicitors.
Matthew Harris has an almost paranormal command of IP law and an extremely good eye for detail. He has vast experience handling trademark litigation for clients in a wide range of industries.
His attention to detail stands out - he is always on top of the details of cases.
He is a solicitor with an extraordinary eye for detail, but he never loses sight of the big picture either. Knowing that he is on the other side of a case causes opponents to up their game.
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