Laura Harper is a partner in the national Intellectual Property & Creative Industries group and heads the IP & Creative Industries team in the Manchester Office.
Immersed in the sector, she acts for a range of creative and digital businesses from multi-national technology companies, major fashion brands, communications agencies including, advertising and design agencies, digital agencies and PR companies, product design and manufacturing companies, film and TV production companies, music businesses, publishing, gaming and software companies through to Arts organisations, individual designers, writers, artists and musicians.
Harper has previously worked in the creative industries before entering the legal profession and therefore has an acknowledged and unique understanding of the sector and the issues faced by those working within it. While a national practice, Harper divides her time between our Manchester office at Spinningfields, in the heart of the business and finance district, and also the dedicated creative industries office at The Sharp Project, Manchester’s multi-million pound creative digital media hub. She is known for providing an accessible, relevant legal service to those businesses which operate within the creative and digital sector.
Harper is a specialist commercial intellectual property and information technology lawyer and her practice comprises companies of all sizes and stages of development whose businesses are reliant upon the intellectual property which they produce. She helps those businesses to protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property through negotiating and drafting commercial agreements including licences and collaboration contracts and assisting them to bring or defend court proceedings for infringement and associated contractual matters
She advises clients in relation to copyright, trademark, design right, patent, know how and confidential information matters.
Acknowledged as a leading professional adviser to the creative and digital sector both regionally and nationally, Harper is a regular speaker on intellectual property law at industry events and at universities and other educational bodies.
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