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Mark Blunden

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Boyes Turner

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Corporate and commercial (commercial and technology)


Specialising in technology law, he advises clients on strategic issues regarding the commercialisation of their products and services and has particular expertise in knowledge and information based sectors, including areas of outsourcing, licensing, and product and brand development and protection.


South African born, Mark originally qualified as an English barrister and South African advocate before working as an in-house lawyer. He joined Boyes Turner in 1998 and became a partner in 2002. Mark has also previously run his own business.


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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Boyes Turner is best known for its strong expertise withing the technology sector. Mark Blunden assists technology clients on the commercialisation of their products and services, including outsourcing, licensing, product and brand development, often with an international aspect. Corporate partner Kate Eavis advises life science, biotechnology and software spin-outs. Senior associate Chris Dobson is recommended for  M&A transactions in the technology and healthcare sectors. Robert Rice departed to Harrison Clark Rickerbys in December 2018.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Blunden - Boyes Turner

Within: IT and telecoms

Boyes Turner is a key firm in the Thames Valley market, advising a range of clients from across the technology sectors. The team has a particularly strong track record with clients operating in the data, automotive, fintech, and Adtech industries, and is particularly strong on contract negotiations. Mark Blunden heads the practice, and focuses on the commercialisation of clients' technologies, while licensing agreements expert Bill Gornall-King is another key name at the practice. Sarah Williamson departed the firm for Ashfords LLP in October 2018.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Blunden - Boyes Turner

Within: Intellectual property

Boyes Turner is notable for its cross-border capabilities, working with several US and European firms across both contentious and non-contentious work. A key feature of the practice is its brand guardianship programme, which provides clients with a comprehensive brand protection service and this is combined with its litigation expertise. Practice co-head Bill Gornall-King specialises in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property, while fellow co-head Mark Blunden is the key contact for cross-border matters.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Boyes Turner has a strong presence in the advertising and adtech sector, with particular emphasis on media monitoring and data harvesting. Another key sector for the firm is publishing, where it advises clients on commercial and intellectual property matters, including advertising , publishing, and distribution agreements. IP and cross-border work specialist Mark Blunden heads the team, and is notable for his media licensing expertise. Sarah Williamson departed the firm for Ashfords LLP in November 2018.

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