Thomas Chartres-Moore


  01392 210700

Thomas is an associate solicitor in the IP and IT team at Stephens Scown. He works predominantly with national and international businesses. Thomas heads up the firms’ food and drink team, and has experience of working with a broad range of food and drink businesses, advising on their brand portfolios and consumer facing terms and competitions.

Thomas is also a skilled public speaker and provides training on IP and IT in house. He has also delivered guest lectures at the Universities of Exeter, Falmouth and Bournemouth.

As an IP specialist, Thomas' work includes:

  • advice on the creation and expansion of international trade mark portfolios;
  • advising clients on legal frameworks for intellectual property exploitation such as licencing and franchising;
  • planning and execution of intra-group IP restructures.

Thomas is valued by IT clients for his intrinsic understanding of both the law and its practical application.

As an IT lawyer, Thomas regularly assists client with:

  • Data protection issues, particularly around GDPR and international data processing agreements;
  • Cyber security;
  • Drafting and advising on IT contracts such as Software as a Service agreements and End User Licence Agreements;
  • Software development and licencing agreements;
  • Compliance for the online sale of goods and services.

Outside of work, Thomas is a non-executive director of Food Drink Devon, a not-for-profit organisation set up to help quality food and drink producers based in Devon.

Young Lawyer to Watch - Legal 500 UK 2017 - "Tom is patient, efficient, responsive and very helpful".  Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

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