Katy Gibson


Katy is an associate in the commercial IP/IT group, advising on a wide range of matters relating to intellectual property and information technology, as well as general commercial matters. Katy joined Bristows as a trainee solicitor in August 2016 and qualified in 2018.

Katy has had experience advising a wide range of clients across a number of industries, especially companies in the technology and media sectors in which Katy has a particular interest, following previous experience in the publishing and media industries. Katy has experience drafting, negotiating and advising on the development and exploitation of intellectual property (including research and development agreements and licensing arrangements), the IP and IT aspects of corporate transactions, as well as outsourcing deals. Since qualifying, Katy has also been on secondment for six months to a specialised global technology and consumer brand company where she advised on a range of intellectual property matters and gained invaluable insight into a company on the cutting edge of development of intellectual property in its field.

During her training contract at Bristows, Katy gained experience in a number of areas including both contentious and transactional intellectual property, commercial and technology litigation, data protection, real estate, corporate and employment which has helped inform her current practice. Katy was also seconded to an international IT outsourcing client during her training.


  • BA History, University of York
  • Qualified 2018
  • IP Transactions: Law and Practice, UCL (2019)

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