Intellectual Property Department

South West
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All organisations have intellectual property rights and some live and die by the intellectual property that they own, use and license.

Our team of intellectual property lawyers based in Bristol has the experience and knowledge to help you protect, use, license and enforce your intellectual property rights in the UK and internationally. We can also advise you if you are threatened with an intellectual property dispute.

Depending on your intellectual property issue we can support you on trade marks, passing off, copyright, IT contracts, IT disputes, designs, patents, database rights, domain names, moral rights, performers' rights and the protection of confidential information.

Our intellectual property lawyers work with many organisations including: 

  • Regional corporates
  • Multinationals
  • Schools
  • Universities 
  • Further education colleges
  • Charities
  • Family businesses
  • Local and national public sector bodies


Locke, Doug (Head of Department)

Holt, Ben

Williams, Paula

Williams, Paula



British Library

Hunters Property Group

King's School, Canterbury

Malvern College

Marlborough College

Rugby School

Wallace & Gromit's Children Foundation (The Grand Appeal)

Western Global Holdings Limited

World Sailing


Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Charities/Not for Profit

Consumer Product Manufacturing



Food & Drink Producers


Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics