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DLA Piper UK LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4DL, ENGLAND
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Richard Taylor

Tel:
Work 0114 283 3055
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

IPT.

Position

Richard is a #1 rated global IP lawyer specialising in IP and technology-heavy deals and disputes, involving patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, know-how and confidential information. Richard is a renowned commentator, writer and (BBC) broadcaster on IP, and Visiting Lecturer in IP at the University of Sheffield. Richard is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA), the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES). Richard acts for many household name companies, universities and public authorities, including in the life science and technology sectors, food and beverage sector, public sector and for brand-rich companies

Career

Trained Hogan Lovells; qualified 1994; partner DLA Piper 2003. Publications of note: IP & IT columnist for the Law Society Gazette.

Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Member

Law Society; CIPA; ITMA; LES.
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Education

Highgate School, London; Oxford University (MA 1989); London University (LLM 1998).

Leisure

Author and broadcaster (‘How to Read a Church’ and others).


West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Taylor - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Intellectual property

DLA Piper UK LLP  runs the gamut of IP services, with a client roster that includes General Electric, Heineken and McCain. Richard Taylor heads the practice and recently advised The Premier League on copyright infringement issues stemming from streaming services and bars broadcasting its content without a license. Also recommended are contentious IP specialist Satnam Sahota  and Gareth Stokes , who advised Clinigen Group on the IP aspects of its public takeover of Quantum Pharma.

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

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Taylor - DLA Piper UK LLP

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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