Experience and Background

Jenna is a Director in our Intellectual Property and IT team. With over 14 years’ post-qualification experience in the field, Jenna’s practice encompasses both commercial and contentious Intellectual Property and IT matters. She has a particular interest in:

 

  • The enforcement of rights in software;
  • drafting and negotiating Intellectual Property and IT agreements (e.g. IP licences and assignments, software licences (including SaaS provision), software development and maintenance agreements, end user licence agreements, acceptable use policies, and reseller agreements);
  • advertising standards/compliance matters;
  • trade mark portfolio management and enforcement; and
  • supporting the firm’s Corporate teams in respect of IP, IT and data protection aspects of transactional matters.

 

Jenna is recognised in the Legal 500 for her experience in Intellectual Property, IT and Telecoms, and Media and Entertainment.

Jenna is also a member of the firm’s Data Protection Team, advising clients in relation to all aspects of data protection compliance and related matters.

Jenna joined Howes Percival’s Intellectual Property and IT team in October 2008, having worked (and qualified) in-house at ITV Plc which equipped her with a sound understanding of commercial clients. Jenna acts for clients in a variety of sectors, including food and beverage, IT and e-commerce, fashion, media and creative, and education.

  • 2019 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2012 - 2019: Howes Percival LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2008 - 2012: Howes Percival LLP, Associate
  • 2007 - 2008: ITV Plc, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2004 - 2007: ITV Studios Global Entertainment Limited, Rights Executive
  • 2003 - 2004: Legal Practice Course, The University of Law
  • 2002 - 2003: Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Law
  • 1999 - 2002: Bucks New University
     

 

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