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Howes Percival LLP

3 THE OSIERS BUSINESS CENTRE, LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE19 1DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0116 247 3500
Fax:
Fax 0116 247 3539
DX:
710913 Leicester Meridian
Email:
Web:
www.howespercival.com

Matthew Talbot

Tel:
Work 0116 247 3514
Email:
Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property.

Position

Matthew is a partner and specialises in all areas of UK and European intellectual property law, particularly contentious matters. He advises clients regarding trade marks, copyright, design rights, passing off, patents, European food protection and defamation. Matthew also has substantial experience in IT disputes and has frequently appeared before the English courts, the European Court of Justice and the UK and European Patent Offices. Matthew is the head of the IP/IT team at Howes Percival, having joined in November 2006 to set up their IP/IT offering. He acts for clients across the UK and Europe covering all areas of intellectual property and large IT disputes.

Career

Trainee solicitor Holman, Fenwick & Willan 1996-98; assistant solicitor Harvey Ingram 1998-2003; partner Harvey Ingram 2003-06; partner Howes Percival 2006 to date.

Education

Kinds School, Worcester (1979-1986); Plymouth Polytechnic (1987-1990 Hydrographic Surveying and Marine Law 2:1); Guildhall University (1993-97 commendation in CPE and LPC); Nottingham University (2003-05 LLM in IP Litigation).

Leisure

Football, cricket, fishing, cooking.


East Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Matthew Talbot - Howes Percival LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

The ‘incredibly responsive’ practice at Howes Percival LLP is renowned for its delivering of ‘client-focused solutions’. On the contentious front, areas of particular experience include IT contract disputes, IP infringements and acting on threats to suspend the provision of vital services. Key strengths in the non-contentious sphere span software development, maintenance and licensing, app development and outsourcing agreements, as well as data protection and security issues. Matthew Talbot heads up the practice.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Matthew Talbot - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Howes Percival LLP's team is particularly knowledgeable about the food and drinks industry, but it also acts for clients in other sectors, such as fashion, software and media. Practice head Matthew Talbot handles a wide variety of trade mark, copyright, patent and design rights disputes, and has notable experience of European Food Protection matters. The team's non-contentious work includes assisting several high-profile clients with trade mark filings and general portfolio management.

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