Mr
James
Talbot

Senior IP Solicitor

Leeds Office Manchester Office

Electronics

Telephone. +44(0) 113 233 0100
Mobile. +44(0) 746 475 5115
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales


BA

University of Reading

LLB

University of Birmingham

LLM

University of York

LPC

College of Law

Recognition

Legal 500

"Senior solicitor James Talbot handles transactional work, which includes corporate due diligence, commercialisation issues and licensing mandates."

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Publications

Healthy data management for health apps

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The ASA straightens out GHD

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British Airways’ fine reduced to £20 million

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Privacy Shield ruling introduces new challenges to personal data transfers to the US (and elsewhere)

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COVID-19 contractual and legal considerations

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HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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European Council adopts digital single market copyright directive

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Influencers – where are we now?

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Privacy Shield ruling introduces new challenges to personal data transfers to the US (and elsewhere)

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British Airways’ fine reduced to £20 million

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Healthy data management for health apps

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COVID-19 contractual and legal considerations

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Global Franchising - Europe, GDPR and Brexit
Luxury Law Alliance - Contractual issues and COVID 19 – a retailer’s ‘new norm’

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World Intellectual Property Day 2021 - HGF IP Tips for SMEs #3

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Do I really need a contract?

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Conferences: 2022

February 17th 2022

Investor ready: IP essentials

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Conferences: 2021

September 21st 2021

The Future of Innovation: YOUR data

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February 4th 2021

HGF IP in Retail: Software projects: development, licensing & SaaS – what needs to be covered

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January 14th 2021

HGF IP in Retail: E-commerce – Getting your website documents right

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Conferences: 2020

December 1st 2020

HGF IP in Retail online training events

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Conferences: 2019

September 24th 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019 - London & Leeds

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Event - 17th November 2021

WIPR Insights webinar: Brands with social purpose

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 …

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Brand protection on e-commerce platforms

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Members Only – The evolution of the selective IP right of Geographical Indications in the UK

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Event - 26th October 2021

WIPR Patents Live Broadcast

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 …

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Event - 4th October 2021

IPBC Europe 2021

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 …

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IAM Strategy 300 2021

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 …

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Event - 21st September 2021

The Future of Innovation: YOUR data

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, …

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