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Laura Trapnell joins Trethowans to create one of the largest specialist TMT and Intellectual Property teams in the South

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Trethowans has continued its growth with the appointment of specialist intellectual property partner, Laura Trapnell, to join its TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications) and Intellectual Property team, strengthening its position as one of the largest teams of its kind in the South of England.

Laura Trapnell is already well known in the region, having led the Commercial and IP/IT team as a Partner at Paris Smith for many years.  Her reputation and expertise in intellectual property law and in technology law adds strength to an already formidable line-up. 

Laura’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property and technology law for multinationals through to SMEs and individuals. She advises businesses on the lifecycle of their intellectual property from creation through to disposal and exit, including ownership issues, IP audit and strategy, protection and exploitation, and enforcement.

The Trethowans technology team is headed by Partner Julian Hamblin. He is a vice-chair of The International Bar Association’s technology law committee and is a member of the Society for Computers and Law.  Both Julian and Laura are ranked as leaders in their fields in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Laura said: “I am delighted to be joining one of the most comprehensive TMT and Intellectual Property teams in the region. The team, and in particular Julian, are recognised for handling cutting-edge matters in the TMT sector and I look forward to complimenting the team with my own expertise in intellectual property and technology law.”

Julian Hamblin, Partner, said: “Laura is a prominent and highly regarded intellectual property and technology lawyer.  With 25 years’ experience she brings invaluable experience to our growing team. We are delighted to welcome Laura to the firm.”

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