Ed Wright > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
35 Station Street

Work Department

Commercial & IP




Ed works with clients from all sectors (particularly healthcare/life sciences, sport, technology, media and communications) on wide-ranging non-contentious contractual, IP, data protection and competition law issues.

Ed primarily advises on the creation, ownership and exploitation of IP. This includes licensing, R&D/technology transfer and agency, distribution, reselling and franchising arrangements. Ed also specialises in drafting and negotiating agreements governing IP licensing and the supply of goods and/or services.

Ed regularly presents and writes on topical contractual, commercial, data protection, IP and IT/software matters.

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East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Leading individuals)

Ed WrightShakespeare Martineau LLP

The sport law department at Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for a range of clients, including individual athletes, governing bodies and sporting associations. The team assists with commercial issues, such as funding, endorsements and sponsorships, as well as regulatory aspects. Contentious matters encompass doping and disciplinary issues and contractual fallouts. Rhys Wyborn specialises in employment law and advises athletes on matters including negotiating terms of severances. Ed Wright advises, among others, on commercial contracts with high profile sports brands and has assisted in the drafting of athlete and official team member agreements.

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

Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises on all types of contentious and non-contentious IT related matters, including advice on licensing and outsourcing agreements, preparation of escrow agreements for software developers, drafting of terms of use for technology companies as well as advice on transactional matters. The team, headed by Ed Wright, further handles information and communication technology matters, such as e-commerce, procurement and confidentiality as well as related areas including data protection, freedom of information, intellectual property and competition law. Martin Noble has a focus on IT procurement disputes.

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

Shakespeare Martineau LLP acts for clients from a wide variety of sectors, with particular experience in life sciences, manufacturing, engineering, education, retail as well as media and broadcasting, advising on all types of IP related issues. The practice is jointly headed by ‘highly efficient partnersEd Wright and Martin Noble and is noted for being ‘very collaborative and quick to respond‘. Noble specialises in online infringements, including domain names disputes and on social media sites. Wright focuses on advisory work, such as creation, protection, ownership and exploitation of intellectual property, particularly for the healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences industries.