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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial, intellectual property and technology.


Partner advising on brand protection and intellectual property; software and IT contracts; electronic commerce and data protection issues; commercial agreements.


Shearn Delamore & co (Malaysia, dual qualified) 1996-2000; Kemp Little 2000-02; Penningtons Solicitors LLP 2002; partner 2007.




International Trademark Association; Society for Computers and Law.


Roedean School, Brighton; University of Nottingham (LLB Hons); Barrister-at-law (1996 Middle Temple); solicitor (2001).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Joanne VengadesanPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP remains a strong presence in the region with offices in Reading, Oxford and Guildford. The IP department focuses on the commercialisation of patents, know-how and software, in particular in the university sector and for spin-outs, transactional matters, the development and protection of trade mark and design portfolios, as well as disputes involving copyright, trade marks and designs with notable experience in the fashion, sports and luxury sectors. The group’s additional sector expertise in the automotive, engineering,IT, publishing and life sciences is a further asset. The Oxford-based Chris Shelley heads the national team jointly with London colleague Anna Frankum . In Reading, Joanne Vengadesan heads the digital business and information technology group while Daniel Berry is in charge of the firm’s South IP group.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Joanne VengadesanPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Business-driven and pragmatic‘, Joanne Vengadesan , an expert in contracts and data protection, leads Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s non-contentious IT practice which has a strong fintech offering, an international scope, and advises on cutting-edge matters, including AI and blockchain. Associate Oliver Kidd is another specialist for contractual matters and data protection and in a recent highlight led the team in advising cryptocurrency-exchange platform Coinpass on agreements and FCA compliance.