Called to the Bar 1993
Patent, trade mark/passing off, copyright, designs, confidential information, and all other aspects of intellectual property; information technology and computing. Industries covered include electronics, software, television information systems, satellite television, automotive, publishing, MP3 players, DVD, telecommunications (telecoms), pharmaceuticals, animal health, oil and gas exploration and production, energy. shipping, inkjet printers, thermal printers, mechanical engineering, databases, food products, and many consumer products. Experience includes taking evidence abroad for use in the UK and vice versa. He has also acted in a number of confidential arbitrations and mediations.
Douglas was appointed a Recorder in October 2010 and since January 2012 has regularly sat as a Judge of the Patents County Court. He is a member of the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and in this capacity has acted for and/or advised a number of Governmental departments and agencies including the UK Intellectual Property Office, the Home Office, HMRC, the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of National Statistics, and the National Policing Improvement Agency. He has acted as an expert witness on UK intellectual property law in US District Court proceedings in the Southern District of New York. He has been consistently ranked as a leading junior by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 in relation to both intellectual property and information technology law.
A list of Douglas' previous cases can be found on his downloadable cv.
• Gap year 1990-91 teaching English in Kagoshima, Japan; awarded brown belt in full-contact karate; prize winner in prefectural karate tournament for best performance, though losing to a former sumo wrestler; passed Japanese Government language proficiency test (6000 words/1000 characters level).
• Governor, the Contemporary Dance Trust.
Chambers UK 2013 edition says:
"Thoughtful and clever," as well as "brilliant with clients," Douglas Campbell of Three New Square is "great with really technical matters," as a result of his "ability to absorb technical details and become familiar with them very quickly." Clients note that "he is intelligent, quick-witted, and provides effective and high-quality advice."
The 2012-2013 edition of the Legal 500 says:
Douglas Campbell is ‘an impressive and robust advocate, who takes the time to get to know his clients’ business’
Academic qualifications and interests
• Scholarship at Hertford College, Oxford University, 1984-88. First Class honours in Chemistry with Distinction in Quantum Chemistry; also placed proxime accessit to the Gibbs prize. Turbott University prize for practical work in Organic Chemistry.
• City University, Diploma in Law, awarded top distinction, 1991-92, Inner Temple Major Scholarship, Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship.
• Maadak prize for European Community Competition Law.
• Pegasus Scholar at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Solicitors, Melbourne, Australia, from November 1996-February 1997.
• Contributing author to Terrell on Patents (ed. Richard Miller QC), published 2011