Technology is a significant aspect of virtually all business nowadays, whether it is being created and deployed as a product or service, or harnessed and adapted to digitally transform businesses and disrupt markets. This is something that excites us and something that we love about our job.

We believe that our enthusiasm and firm-wide expertise and ability to understand the application of technology in commercial environments enables us to deliver the first-class service that is reflected by our top rankings and strong client feedback.

We provide joined-up advice and support to our clients on all intellectual property aspects of technologies, from development, deployment and protection to risk profiling and dispute avoidance, management and resolution. Current issues include the rapid development of artificial intelligence, NFTs and cryptocurrencies, each of which have challenged the existing IP regime in the UK and elsewhere, and give us new challenges on a daily basis to assist our clients in both benefiting from and avoiding damage from these developments to the maximum.

Key contact

Simon Clark


Nellie Jackson


Paul Jordan



Advising various major technology and media industry companies on the legal risks associated with commercial text and data mining - including under copyright, database rights, contractual terms and data protection law - and practical ways of mitigating those risks.

Acting for a multinational technology company in litigation involving novel allegations of global copyright infringements, specifically concerning the right of communication to the public.

Acting for a multinational electronics company on novel copyright issues regarding copies of content made in the course of an automatic content recognition process.

Acting for a global social media company on various matters, including the company’s risk profile arising from its position as a content-sharing platform, and supporting the company on an enquiry received from the UK Gambling Commission regarding virtual gambling activities.

Acting for a leading mobile game developer in High Court proceedings concerning novel copyright issues concerning one of their popular mobile gaming apps.

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What others say

“Bristows is a class act when it comes to all areas of intellectual property. Its team bring a broad range of experience and are always on hand to answer questions; they are very responsive and highly skilled.”

WTR 1000 2024

“Bristows has a widely experienced team providing support to their clients on complex matters. Their ability to provide support on sophisticated matters is exquisite.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“They are knowledgeable and up to date with the fast-changing laws related to social media and the various platforms, and able to appropriately and adeptly guide clients in this industry.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“They run their cases like a boutique firm, but with the resources and strategic thinking of a larger firm. Their approach is continuously mindful of the specific needs of the case.”

Legal 500 2024

“Excellent knowledge of trade mark law and how that applies to practical commercial situations.”

Legal 500 2023

Recent rankings and awards

Intellectual Property - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2024

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design - Tier 1
Legal 500 2024

TMT - Tier 1
Legal 500 2024