James helps clients with media issues and disputes regarding intellectual property in MK. With a particular focus on contentious matters, he has extensive experience of disputes involving trade marks, passing off, copyright (whether artistic, literary or software), database rights, design rights, patents and domain names.
His practice also regularly features work involving defamation, privacy and data protection issues (including interim injunction applications and the ‘right to be forgotten’).
James is also a member of the firm’s Data Protection Team, advising clients on compliance, subject access requests and handling data breaches.
James has acted for major corporations, SMEs and private individuals in various forums including the High Court, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the UK Intellectual Property Office and WIPO.
Having trained as a lawyer after a career in publishing, James joined the IP/IT team at Howes Percival as a partner in October 2015. He is primarily based in the firm’s Milton Keynes office, but looks after clients in locations across the UK.
- 2015 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
- 2013 - 2015: Penningtons Manches, Senior Associate
- 2011 - 2013: Manches, Senior Associate
- 2009 - 2011: Manches, Associate
- 2007 - 2009: Manches, Solicitor
- 2005 - 2007: Manches, Trainee Solicitor
James Howarth ‘ensures that the client’s needs are kept in mind’ and excels in disputes concerning copyright, trade marks, patents, database rights and other IP rights.
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