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Rob Lands is very experienced, commercially minded, clever and reliable.

Legal 500 2022

Robert Lands is an intellectual property, data protection, and commercial contracts specialist with over 20 years of experience. He is Head of the IP & Commercial team.

Robert is a Partner advising a number of brands, technology, art, entertainment, fashion and retail clients.

He works closely with creative industries in particular on intellectual property matters, including copyright, trade marks, design rights, database rights, and domain names.

Through his thorough understanding of GDPR, he supports clients to navigate data protection laws.

Clients additionally call on Robert to assist with commercial contracts such as franchise agreements and IT contracts, and with related commercial work including advising on advertising and sales promotions. 

Robert is a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

He is also Worldwide Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of Meritas, the global alliance of independent law firms.

Recent work
  • Advising famous and emerging brands on trade mark registrations and oppositions.
  • Advising high growth tech companies on licensing, software development, and operational agreements.
  • Advising film and TV production companies on content, production, and distribution issues.
  • Advising on IP infringement claims on behalf of numerous IP owners.
  • Advising on endorsements for and with sports people and other public figures.
  • Advising artists, galleries, and arts bodies.
  • Advising fashion and retail brands on trade mark and design infringements, licensing, brand promotion, franchising, and agency agreements.
  • Advising on IP aspects of media related mergers and acquisitions (especially companies in Tech, media or entertainment space).
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, TMT: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, TMT: Media and entertainment (including media finance), Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and commercial: commercial contracts, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private Client: art and cultural property, Legal 500 2023
  • "Robert Lands is very knowledgeable on a number of areas relevant to our business." Legal 500 2023
  • "Robert Lands, himself an excellent IP lawyer, leads a first-rate team." Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, TMT: Media and entertainment (including media finance), Legal 500 2022
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design, Legal 500 2022
  • "Rob Lands is very experienced, commercially minded, clever and reliable." Legal 500 2022
  • "Robert Lands has been helpful and creative with all our needs." Legal 500 2022
  • "Robert Lands’ considerable knowledge and expertise in intellectual property and commercial law makes his advice particularly valuable as he is able to assess the situation with regard to both of these legal areas." Legal 500 2021
  • "Robert focuses on the best outcome for the client which results in him providing very pragmatic advice." Legal 500 2021
  • "He’s highly personable and is able to discuss complex areas of law in a way that makes them easy to understand." Legal 500 2021
  • "Robert Lands is welcoming, clear, generous and most importantly wise and well informed." Legal 500 2021
  • Recommended as a firm in 2020 WTR1000 - World Trademark Review.
  • WTR 1000 2020 - Robert "has excellent connections in various worlds....there are few better contacts for creative trademark issues. Responsive, accurate, practical and appropriately creative, he is a true go-to for UK trademark work."
  • Recommended as a "Trade mark star 2020" in IP Stars 2020/21.
Did you know
Robert is a toxophilite (go on, Google it, you know you want to).


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