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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Jennifer Pierce

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Intellectual Property, Energy & Natural Resources, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Jennifer is a commercial lawyer, specialising in intellectual property (patents, designs, copyrights, database rights, trade marks), confidential information, associated competition law and IT/internet law, in each case on an international basis. She acts for a wide variety of clients, ranging from multinational companies to charities and Governmental organisations.

Much of Jennifer's work relates to technology, including life sciences, chemicals, engineering, and IT/telecoms. She also specialises in brand licensing and merchandising, both for the fashion and design industries and for the education sector.

Jenny is the co-editor of the Working with Technology: Law and Practice guide and has also contributed to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys: The Trade Mark Handbook.

Jennifer is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Advising a FTSE 100 life sciences company on R&D Agreements and strategic licensing, against a complex backdrop of pre-existing agreements
  • Advising technology partnerships with innovative structures on detailed IP trading principles and on the commercialisation of the resulting IP
  • Advising a well-known restaurant chain on global governance and licensing of the intellectual property underlying its businesses
  • Advising on effective but pragmatic documentation for administration of significant educational licensing schemes, which has since been adopted by a number of prominent schemes in the sector

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP handles both contentious and transactional matters across the full-range of rights. The 'highly knowledgeable' Mary Bagnall solely heads up the practice following Ian Wood stepping down from a management role, and attracts praise for 'delivering clear, concise advice in a pragmatic, commercial way'. Bagnall continues to lead representation of Cadbury in attempts to register its iconic colour purple as a trade mark. Key names to note include Jennifer Pierce who is 'willing to go that extra mile' and heads the commercialisation and transactional IP practice; the 'strong' head of trademark portfolio strategy and prosecution practice Kate O’Rourke . The 'exceptionally gifted' associate Olivia Gray is also highlighted. Nick White joined the team from  Couchmans LLP.

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