Intellectual Property and IT

The intellectual property law and information technology team prides itself on its clear, concise advice. Our clients enjoy our flexible fees, proactive approach and trust us to distil complex legal issues into practical commercial advice that makes a real difference to their business in the UK and overseas.

The team is ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500, where we are noted as being “responsive, extremely knowledgeable, approachable” (2020). Regional, national and international clients ask us for advice on a broad range of IP and IT issues.

Intellectual Property

  • Licensing arrangements with multiple online resellers
  • Creation and enforcement of international portfolios of trade marks and design rights
  • Drafting and advising on the master licence of technology for a semi-conductor manufacturer/reseller

Information Technology

  • Advice on and creation of agile agreements
  • Advising an embedded software specialist on their terms and conditions for high value projects
  • Website compliance work, including End User Licence Agreement drafting for customer accessed cloud services
  • Advice on cyber security

Data Protection

  • Data protection audits, including for a national tourism marketing agency
  • Advice and training for development of processes to ensure compliance with the changing legal landscape
  • Advising on data retention and user issues for the public and private sector

Working with third parties

  • Drafting terms and conditions for an advertising agency
  • Advice on confidential and commercially sensitive information for a national manufacturer
  • Drafting of equipment hire terms for a leading marine exploratory business

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    Some of our clients

    Amy Ralston

    Solicitor

    Becky Pickford

    Paralegal

    Ben Travers

    Partner and Head of IP and IT

    Charlotte Plummer

    Paralegal

    Ella Taylor

    Paralegal

    Jessica O’Riordan

    Solicitor

    Kathryn Heath

    Senior Associate

    Robert Brooks

    Privacy Officer

    Sanjay Raphael

    Registered Trade Mark Attorney

    Thomas Chartres-Moore

    Senior Associate

    The whole team communicates well with us and works well together. They have a high level of intellectual horsepower and expertise in IP.

    2020 Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession

     

    The team at Stephens Scown fully understand my business including our values, business aims, how we work, what we sell etc. By them taking this caring approach, the advice they give us is always in line with how our business operates.

    Legal 500 (2020)

     

    The team at Stephens Scown were brilliant, they identified the importance of me doing something to protect my company’s assets, and then went on to develop the best practical solutions to balance the needs of security with business practicality.  I have enjoyed working with them.

    Services For Tourism Robin Barker

     

    The team have continued to give reliable, prompt and commercially-minded advice on our trade mark matters.

    2019 Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession

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