Commercial IP Solicitor (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Commercial IP
Location: London
The Team

Our Commercial Intellectual Property team is top ranked for franchising, commercial contracts and marketing and advertising by Chambers and the Legal 500.

Our franchising and licensing team advise a wide variety of clients, including many global brands, on their UK and international expansion using franchise structures.  We advise clients across a broad spectrum of sectors but have a particular focus within the F&B, retail, hotels and education sectors.

Our dedicated team of advertising, marketing and consumer protection lawyers provide domestic and multi-jurisdictional advice on all types of advertising, marketing and consumer activities. The team advises a range of clients on the brand side, big and small, with marketing copy, prize promotions, sales promotions, advertising agency agreements, ASA complaints, endorsement contracts, social media and influencer/brand ambassador activity, sponsorship, global loyalty schemes and partnership agreements.

  • Assisting with:
    • marketing copy compliance
    • claim substantiation
    • brand campaigns and activations
    • sales promotions – price claims and prize promotions
    • direct marketing
    • endorsement contracts
    • social media and influencer/brand ambassador activity
    • sponsorship agreements
    • global loyalty schemes
    • partnership agreements
    • media agency agreements
    • website reviews
    • commercial contracts (licensing, consumer terms and e-commerce)
    • raising the profile of the practice through blogs an articles
    • delivering client seminars and training
  • Assisting with:
    • structuring expansion using franchise models
    • drafting franchise agreement, international development agreements, master franchise agreements
    • drafting supply terms, distribution agreements, agency contracts
  • Working closely with colleagues across our Privacy, Brand Protection and Technology teams.
  • A high degree of direct client contact on a day-to-day basis.

Participation in franchising and advertising and marketing practice development initiatives.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with proven experience in general contracts and commercial work – although not essential, some experience of advertising and marketing and/or franchising matters would be useful;
  • Genuine interest in the development and exploitation of brands;
  • Good understanding of IP (especially copyright, design rights and trade marks);
  • Sound working knowledge of contract and commercial law;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience of cross border deals would be useful.
  • Team player with a desire to build strong internal and client relationships and the drive to help develop a rapidly growing practice;
  • Strong academics;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills; and#
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to manage competing demands from clients

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in AmsterdamBeijingBelfastBirminghamBolognaBrusselsDüsseldorfFrankfurtHamburgLondonLuxembourgManchesterMunichMilanParisRomeShanghaiTurinVenice and Silicon Valley.