Jon Sharples is a commercial IP and art lawyer who specialises in helping clients leverage and protect their intellectual property.

Jon is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property & Commercial team. He advises clients across the creative industries on intellectual property, commercial contracts and disputes.

As a solicitor, Jon is known for his expertise in the art world. He advises on litigation and dispute resolution involving art and the art market, as well as on agreements and collaborations involving artists and their estates, galleries, collectors, auction houses, art professionals, new platforms and institutions.

Jon's advice is highly sought after and helps create the conditions in which experimental art practices can thrive, from challenging media such as performance and installation, to new technologies including NFTs, VR, AR and AI.

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Jon is a keen quizzer and, with two friends, has twice fallen at the final hurdle in auditions for Only Connect. His other interests include karaoke show tunes and Bolton Wanderers FC.


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