James helps clients with intellectual property law and media issues. 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 as they prepare for the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018.
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, 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
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