Laura Harper and Carol Isherwood set to head up Shoosmiths’ IP and creatives team

Shoosmiths has appointed partner Laura Harper and associate Carol Isherwood into its intellectual property (IP) and creative industries team in Manchester. Both have joined Shoosmiths from Ward Hadaway.

Harper will head up the firm’s developing IP and creative industries team along with Isherwood. She has a range of legal expertise in the field of IP protection and commercial exploitation including advising technology companies, gaming companies, fashion and retail brands, communications agencies including advertising, PR and digital agencies, film and television production houses and publishing and design companies.

Both Harper and Isherwood are specialists in the digital and creative industries. They also act for singers, writers, artists, performers, producers, labels, bands and their related companies. As well as established brands in the sector, their clients include some of the most successful digital start-ups in the north west.

Harper and Isherwood will be based at the Sharp Project as well as at Shoosmiths’ Spinningfields headquarters.