Photograph of Ben Travers.

Ben Travers

Partner and Head of IP and IT

  01392 210700

Ben heads up our IP & IT team. Ben founded the team in 2012 and since then it has grown to become one of the largest teams specialising in this area in the UK.

Ben has over 15 years’ experience of advising businesses on legal issues. He qualified as a solicitor in 2006 after training with a national firm. Ben obtained a BA in Law and Society and a BA in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course, all at the University of Exeter.

Ben advises clients across the globe on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including IP protection and exploitation and the negotiation of complex IT contracts. Ben also advises on reputation management, data protection issues and cyber security matters.

His work includes:

  • advising a leading motorsports team on the protection of their IP portfolio
  • advising a household name brewery on the protection of its various brands around the world
  • providing cutting edge advice on IT and data security issues around targeted mobile advertising
  • advising on a range of legal issues surrounding the launch of a global online charity platform

Ben has a wealth of experience across a range of sectors, in particular:

  • Food and Drink: advising a range of household name clients on IP matters, including branding and recipe protection.
  • Holiday and Residential Parks: park owners across the country turn to Ben for advice on issues around online trading, consumer rights and brand protection.
  • Renewables: advising on the protection and exploitation of innovative technologies across the sector.
  • Rural: advising on the issues faced by businesses on diversification, including issues around online trading and brand protection.

Out of the office, he enjoys cycling, playing guitar and travelling.

Chambers 2020 - "He is highly knowledgeable and explains complex IP matters in a clear way."

St Austell Brewery - Ben is always helpful, calm and measured in his advice and we are pleased to have him as our account handler.

Chambers 2019 - "He has always taken an interest in our business and has made time to meet regularly. He is a trusted partner for us on all IP matters."

Chambers 2018 - "extensive experience in trade mark registration, enforcement and licensing. He advises many of the region's growth-stage businesses on the commercialisation and protection of their IP."

Chambers 2017 Recommended Lawyer - "Ben is really user-friendly, very commercial and clearly an expert in his field."

Chambers 2016 - ranked as "up and coming" in the guide, Ben has been hailed as "commercial and personable" by sources, and "he is technically very knowledgeable, quick to respond, very pleasant, easy to deal with."  

Recommended Lawyer - Legal 500 UK 2017 - " is an excellent, solutions-driven lawyer" and "is an exceptionally talented IP lawyer". Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

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