Jessica Bent > Keystone Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Keystone Law

Work Department

Intellectual Property / Technology


Jessica is an intellectual property and technology specialist. She deals with the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious IP, technology and IT law.

Jessica’s experience includes advising businesses on all types of IT contracts such as outsourcing, licensing, development, interface agreements, app terms, ecommerce agreements as well as data protection issues such as policies, data processing agreements, GDPR compliance and dealing with ICO requests.

Her practice on intellectual property matters covers the full suite of IP rights and in particular: brand management; trade mark searches and domestic/international applications; trade mark infringement, opposition and passing-off proceedings; copyright matters such as licensing, publishing, author agreements, rights acquisitions, TV and audio production agreements, clearance and infringement; design right protection and enforcement; patent and know-how licensing arrangements, R&D agreements, collaboration and PhD agreements.


2018Keystone Law Consultant Solicitor
2007 – 2017Royds Withy King (previously Withy King) | Associate then Partner and Head of Technology & Media
2000 – 2007TLT Solicitors | Assistant Solicitor then Associate
1998 – 2000Hammonds Suddards | Assistant Solicitor
1998Qualified as a Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

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

At Keystone Law, the ‘agile and responsive’ team advises clients in the technology sector on the drafting of agreements with suppliers and customers. Charlie White and Jessica Bent are among the key names; they provide advice to clients on data protection issues such as the international transfer of data.

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

Keystone Law continues to advise clients on the management of intellectual property portfolios, including handling the protection and commercial use of IP. The practice has particular focuses on the technology sector, where it is frequently engaged on software licensing agreements, and it also provides advice to clients in the media sector on publishing deals. The practice includes Charlie White, who has a focus on the IP aspects of business-to-business transactions, and the ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ Jessica Bent, who leads on much of the team’s work involving media clients. Anna Keeling  has left the firm.