Ms Laura Trapnell > Paris Smith LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Paris Smith LLP
SO15 2AE

Work Department

Corporate, Commercial and Finanace


LLP Partner


Laura spent many years at niche intellectual property firms and teams in London and joined Paris Smith in 2012 to head up the IP and IT team.

Laura is an intellectual property lawyer who delivers commercial solutions based on legal argument. Her experience covers all aspects of commercial intellectual property and IT law for multinationals through to SMEs and individuals. She has particular expertise in the Tech and Food and Drink sectors.

Laura sits on the panel of advisers for the Catalyst Centre at Southampton Science Park, advising Catalyst members on their IP – from ownership issues, strategy and protection to enforcement.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Paris Smith LLP covers design rights and copyright, but is particularly noteworthy for its expertise in trade mark portfolio management and related infringement work. Laura Trapnell heads the team and goes ‘beyond the call of duty‘ when advising clients from the tech industry or the food and drink sector. She works closely with Helen Brown, who counsels companies through litigation as well as on agreements pertaining to IP.

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

Tech SMEs entrust Paris Smith LLP to handle matters pertaining to data protection, e-commerce, and corporate transactions and restructurings. In addition to her IT expertise, clients may rely on practice head Laura Trapnell‘s proficiency in IP law. She regularly employs both in service of emerging tech companies.