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Robert Lands

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Intellectual property.


Robert Lands is a Partner and Head of the IP & Commercial team. He is an intellectual property, data protection, and commercial contracts specialist with over 20 years of experience.
Robert advises a number of brands, technology, art, entertainment, fashion and retail clients.

He works closely with creative industries in particular on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trade marks, design rights, database rights, and domain names.
Through his thorough understanding of GDPR, he supports clients to navigate data protection laws.

Clients additionally call on Robert to assist with commercial contracts such as franchise agreements and IT contracts, and with related commercial work including advising on advertising and sales promotions.

Robert is a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

He is also Worldwide Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of Meritas, the global alliance of independent law firms.


Trained Stephens Innocent; qualified 1999; partner Howard Kennedy (then Finers Stephens Innocent) 2006.




The John Lyon School, Harrow; University College London (BA Hons History).

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Howard Kennedy LLP provides national and international expertise in the media, entertainment, technology, retail, leisure and real estate sectors. Robert Lands leads the team and has substantial experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, with a particular focus on the technology and creative industries.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Howard Kennedy LLP's department, which is recognised for its representation of clients in the media and entertainment and creative arts industries, handles a range of trade mark and copyright matters including brand management work, disputes and licensing issues. Robert Lands heads up the practice and assists clients in the technology and creative industries. Other names to note include Mark Stephens for media and regulatory work, defamation, privacy and data protection advice; Jonathan Sellors for IT, software and media regulatory work, and Daniel McClean, who frequently assists artists and photographers with IP agreements and disputes.

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