James joined HGF in 2017 moving from a specialist digital and technology legal team. He trained in the Leeds office of an international law firm qualifying in 2013 and has experience working in-house for a major financial services provider as well as in the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to completing his training contract James graduated with an undergraduate law degree from the University of Birmingham as well as a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of York.
Working across a variety of sectors including technology, life sciences and retail, James specialises in transactional work including brand management and licensing. He also advises on wider commercial issues including contractual matters and data protection.
James has been listed as ‘Recommended’ by Legal 500 and is a member of the Society of Computers and Law and the Licensing Executive Society B and I.
England & Wales
University of Reading
University of Birmingham
University of York
College of Law
"Senior solicitor James Talbot handles transactional work, which includes corporate due diligence, commercialisation issues and licensing mandates."
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The UK musician, Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling artists with sales of 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, has successfully defended a claim brought against …Read article
WIPR Insights are hosting a webinar on 17th November, where HGF’s Partner Rigel Moss McGrath and Trade Mark Attorney Rachel Platts will discuss Brands with social purpose. About the webinar …Event details
HGF recently presented on this topic at the Luxury Law Summit conference in London, which emphasised the need for brands to take a robust strategy to trade mark protection online. …Read article
Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim highlights the changes to the UK Geographical Indication system. There was a lot of excitement over Gower Salt Marsh Lamb becoming the first UK Geographical …Read article
HGF’s Attorney-At-Law Olivia Petter will be speaking at the WIPR Patents Live Broadcast on Tuesday 26th October. WIPR Patents Live is a programme that gives you access to unmissable live …Event details
IPBC Europe: Leadership Summit will be held in-person on 4-5 October in Dublin. The conference is the top European gathering of senior corporate IP professionals. It will be covering the …Event details
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
As part of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival, Nexus Leeds is holding an event on 21st September 2021. ‘The Future of Innovation: YOUR data’ event will consider the current research, …Event details
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