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  • Intellectual property claims, particularly design rights, trade marks and passing off
  • Technology disputes 
  • General commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution

Richard Reeve-Young


Richard advises clients in relation to intellectual property, technology and general commercial disputes. Prior to joining Kemp Little in February 2018, Richard trained and qualified in the Commercial Dispute Resolution department at Penningtons Manches. Richard is a fluent Italian speaker, having lived in Italy for a number of years and spending a year at the University of Bologna.

Since qualifying he has acted on a variety of IP disputes including trade mark infringement and passing off, design right infringement (both registered and unregistered), database rights, domain name disputes and breach of confidence.

His experience in IT disputes includes acting in respect of specialist online aggregator platforms and online marketing, with a particular focus on software development and the auto-motive industry.

Richard also has experience of acting in commercial disputes more generally, with an emphasis on disputes with an international element and / or concerning the termination of joint ventures and distribution agreements.

Representative work:

  • Represented a leading European distributor in hand held tools in respect of a trade mark dispute with a leading global brand owner in the Patents Court - The Black & Decker Corporation v Dvize BV [2017] EWHC 3387 (Pat).
  • Assisted in successfully bringing IPEC proceedings (settled in favour of the claimant) against a UK infringer on behalf of US lawyers acting for the US owner of a world famous trade mark relating to beauty pageants.
  • Successfully protecting the privacy of a high-net worth individual whose autobiography writer attempted to blackmail the client by threatening to publish unapproved materials. An injunction was successfully obtained to prevent the author from doing so.
  • Acted for multiple fashion brands, including global fashion houses, in respect of design right infringement.
  • Acted for a subsidiary of a FTSE top 10 listed multinational in respect of a High Court claim relating to the termination of a longstanding exclusive distribution relationship.
  • Acting for another subsidiary of a FTSE top 10 listed multinational in respect of ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the termination of a long term joint venture with potential compensation in excess of $400 million.
  • Assisting a global distributor of chemicals and raw materials in respect of allegations of trade mark infringement as a result of Google AdWord advertising.
  • Successfully assisted the majority shareholders in a leading Italian online insurance aggregator (an English registered company) in opposing a threatened Unfair Prejudice Petition by a group of shareholders. The dispute related to the alleged use of the company’s proprietary software and platform by a “parasitic” company.