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PROMOTION Breaking the mould Exeter is home to a new breed of lawyers, who combine legal skills with entrepreneurial spirit and are at the forefront of developments in the online world en Travers, partner and head of the Intellectual the most valuable assets t logo or specification, which Property and IT team ranisation has. We advise can have a negative effect on the at Stephens Scovn L.L.P abusiness's brand, it is often mistakes in the representation of businesses on how to protect and make money from their scope of your monopoly. That is why it is important to work with experts in trade mark filings explains how the team hasrown to be one ofthe largest in the UK and why Devon is on the cusp ofa technology revolution intellectual peoperty, contract issues and data protection. Our clients include St Austell Brewery, Arden F3 Motorsport, Exeter HOW DO YOU KEEP ON TOP OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS? We are all enanusiasts aboat what we do and keeping on top ofthe latest legal developments as well as what is new in techis WHEN DID YOU SET THE TEAM UP? I joined Stephens Scown in 2012 and was the firm's first speals intellectual property lawyer. I started the team with the vision of doing things differently From the start my focus was on always providing ecellent client service and bailding collaborative relationships with partners in the technology sector in Devon and beyond. University and Thatchers WHY IS HAVING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND SET IMPORTANT FOR THE WORK YOU DO crucial, We are beavily involved It is absolutely crucial.Our clients ith the international trade mark are entrepeeneurs and so are we.tion INTA and 1am part We understand what it means to set oits committee dealing with up and run a successful business.ntt law issues, which gives Everyone in the team has specialist me a fantastic insight into the egalknowledge, but also a passion issues. for business and new ideasthateWHAT IS YOUR VIEWw We have grown very quickly and within six years are now one of the biggest specialist intellecual property and IT teams in the share withourclients OF THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR IN DEVON? Devon is at the foeefront of the HOW DOES THE TEAM MEASURE ITS SUCCESS? The most important thing or us is UK, with a team of 14. The team understands technology and the toenure that we are providing the law and really gets under the skin best service we ean to our elients. of the issues our clients are facing UKechnology sector and we should feel very proud of it. With the right promotion, collaboration We analyse how we are doing, for and efforts to attractand retain example we have a 93% success rate for our trade mark filings talenit will continue to thrive. securing the skilled and well paid jobs that our region needs. We really are on the cusp ofa WHAT DOES THE TEAM HELP CLIENTS WITH? Intellectual property is intangible but, as it includes things like There are many things that can go wrong in the registration process, including making Bon Travers is a partner and head of intelectusl property and IT at Stephens Scown LUP He has been recommended by independent guides to the leg profession Chambers UK and Legal 500 01392 210700 solicitors stephens-scown.co.uk www.stephens-scown.co.uk