Intellectual Property, Data Protection & Information Technology

We understand the importance of protecting intellectual property rights. We have extensive experience of advising on infringement of copyright, patents, trade marks and design rights. Our responsive team is also able to draw on its knowledge of passing off and domain name disputes, to give you pragmatic and realistic advice on the merits of your position. We also have close contacts with local patent and trademark attorneys.

We regularly provide advice in relation to data protection issues, including complaints made to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We also advise on all aspects of IT and software disputes, in particular, issues arising in respect of contracts for the provision of bespoke software. We understand the legal and practical implications of a failure to deliver and the risks associated with terminating a contract, where that may amount to a repudiatory breach. 

We will guide you through the steps and processes that can help put a project back on track or allow you to maximise your recovery in a claim against your supplier.


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James Carpenter

Commercial Litigation - Partner

Having trained in London and qualified in 1996 at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, James joined Taylor Walton as a solicitor in June 1999.  He became a partner in 2004 and in November 2015 James became Head of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution department which is based at the Luton office.

He has extensive experience of commercial litigation matters and in particular:

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