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Steven James is the Lead Partner for UK and European Intellectual Property at Brown Rudnick. Steven practices in intellectual property, technology, and commercial law, with a focus on new technologies and innovation. His experience includes advising clients on both contentious and transactional intellectual property and commercial matters, predominantly in the tech, financial services, life sciences, retail and media sectors. He advises on the full spectrum of IP rights, including trade marks, passing-off, copyright, designs, patents, confidential information, and domain names. Steven counsels clients on the development of comprehensive IP and branding strategies, and formulates strategic approaches for the licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He also has experience of advising on defamation, privacy and data protection matters, and on the intellectual property, technology, and data protection aspects of a wide range of commercial and corporate transactions.
Steven has been “recommended” for TMT and Intellectual Property law in The Legal 500 UK, is listed as a “Notable Practitioner” in Managing IP’s IP Stars, and has been awarded a Distinction in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Oxford. Steven has conducted matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office, the EU Intellectual Property Office, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the High Court and Court of Appeal, and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Steven is a Solicitor-Advocate with rights of audience in all civil proceedings in the higher courts of England and Wales.
Some of Steven's notable engagements include:
*Some of the above matters were handled by Steven prior to joining Brown Rudnick.
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