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Matthew Siddaway

Specialises in intellectual property

Matthew Siddaway is an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Disputes team.  On a day-to-day basis, Matthew advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP issues, primarily pertaining to trade mark, passing off, copyright, design right and domain name matters.

Matthew has been involved in multiple actions before the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and has also represented clients in proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Office.

Matthew’s most recent experience includes:

  • Assisting with a referral to the CJEU arising from copyright and design right infringement proceedings in IPEC;
  • Being the lead Associate in High Court proceedings, successfully defending multi-million pound claims of breach of contract;
  • Supporting interim applications in IPEC, including applications for security for costs, summary judgment and an expedited trial; and
  • Ongoing management of a financial organisation’s international trade mark portfolio.

Prior to joining Waterfront, Matthew worked at boutique intellectual property firm, Palmer Biggs IP Solicitors.

Matthew is a member of IPSoc and has written articles for a number of legal publications, including Leading Internet Case Law and Digital Business Lawyer.

Matthew also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Oxford.

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