Intellectual Property


Linklaters lands IP hire from Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost a third partner this year to the magic circle, this time in intellectual property. Paul Joseph joins Linklaters’ global IP practice where he will be based in London. He joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2020 as partner and before that he was at RPC for over 10 years. He started […]


Squires hires first UK head of data protection

Squire Patton Boggs has recruited its first UK head of data protection, information law and cyber security in a bid to grow out the practice. David Naylor joins the firm from Wiggin, where he served as the head of its data protection, information law and cybersecurity practice and was former co-head of its technology practice. […]

Keily Blair

Orrick partner takes new strategy role at OnlyFans

An Orrick partner in London is leaving the firm to join social media platform OnlyFans as its chief strategy and operations officer. Keily Blair is making the move to Orrick’s client OnlyFans, a content subscription service launched in 2016 that enables account holders to monetise their posts. It became marred in controversy last year over […]

Hong Kong

Jones Day partner joins PwC’s Hong Kong firm

PwC’s affiliated Hong Kong law firm has expanded its IP practice with the hire of a long-serving partner from Jones Day. Tiang & Partners, part of PwC Legal’s global network, has appointed Chiang Ling Li as a partner to lead its IP practice. Li joins from Jones Day where she was a partner from 2008. […]

Roundtable: Talking data regulation and ethics with TLT

GDPR was not the final hurdle. The huge effort undertaken by organisations three years ago to bring themselves in line with the framework was part of a perpetual race. GCs and DPOs sit at the middle of a battle between the ever-advancing world of technology and data collection, and the ever-changing world of data regulation […]

Beijing China

Taylor Wessing debuts China IP agency

Taylor Wessing has launched an agency focused on intellectual property in Beijing, as its practice faces rising local workloads. The agency, which will have an exclusive partnership with the firm’s trademark and IP practice, is called Beijing Tailun IP Agency and will guarantee a degree of market access previously restricted due to the Chinese legal […]

Reed Smith

Second Reed Smith partner departs for in-house role

A Reed Smith partner is leaving the US firm’s London outpost to join the in-house legal team at Glencore Energy. Partner Karen Ellison will leave the firm after just over a year as a partner, having been made up in 2020. A lawyer in the energy and natural resources group, she joined as a trainee […]


Cooley’s problem with Amazon

Last month, Cooley unveiled its first revenue dip since it opened in the City in 2015. Behind that lies a major tussle over firm strategy – and in particular, its relationship with one of the most powerful companies in the world.

St Pauls London

Osborne Clarke fends off Stephenson Harwood in IP partner hire

Osborne Clarke is hiring a Bird & Bird partner, just months after Stephenson Harwood said it was hiring IP specialist Tim Harris. In September, Stephenson Harwood released a statement on the hire of Harris, in which IP partner Alexandra Pygall said: “Adding a lawyer of Tim’s calibre, with heavyweight patent litigation experience, strengthens our existing […]