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Rollits LLP

CITADEL HOUSE, 58 HIGH STREET, HULL, HU1 1QE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01482 323239
Fax:
Fax 01482 326239
DX:
715756 HULL-15
Email:
Web:
www.rollits.com
Hull, York

Keith Benton

Tel:
Work 01482 337306
Email:
Rollits LLP

Work Department

Commercial & IP

Position

Partner, Hull specialising in commercial law and intellectual property law in particular agency, distribution, supply and contract manufacture arrangements, often involving an overseas dimension. He has considerable experience advising on trade mark, design, patent and copyright matters and technology agreements.

Career

Qualified: 1991; Joined Rollits: 1989; Partner: 1999

Education

LL.B (Hons) City of Birmingham University (1985-1988)


Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Keith Benton leads the department at Rollits LLP, which is experienced in the charity and education sectors advising clients on substantial IT projects. Recent highlights include advising on cloud computing contracts, assisting with software licensing issues and representing clients in IT litigation. Thinprint, Cranswick, Family Fund Trust and Fenner are example clients. Benton’s expertise encompasses agency, distribution, supply and contract manufacture arrangements regularly with an international element. Associate James Peel handles IT agreements, website terms and conditions, privacy policies and regulatory work.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Keith Benton leads the department at Rollits LLP, which is noted for its expertise in the food, manufacturing and charity sectors. In a recent highlight, Benton represented Seachill in opposition proceedings relating to an application for The Saucy Fish Company filed by a competitor. The group also assisted Hull City Tigers with the renewal of its agreement with the University of Hull for it to be the club’s official training partner, acted for the Ron Dearing University Technical College on its sponsorship agreement with its partners and handled trade mark registrations for an internationally renowned poker player. Fenner, Cranswick, The Deep and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue are also clients. other key figures include Andrew Digwood, who is the key name for IP disputes, and associate James Peel, who advises clients on agreements involving the creation, licensing and use of IP rights.

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