Billy has years of experience working on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters as well as commercial contract drafting and negotiation.
Prior to joining Ignition in 2019, Billy worked at a boutique commercial and intellectual property firm in central London. The firm had a particular focus on sport and represented athletes and organisations. Before that, Billy worked at mid-size central London law firm, Laytons, where he completed his training contract. Billy consults for Ignition and a number of other companies, including Gentleman’s Journal and Active Artists Agency.
Billy acts for a wide-range of individuals and companies, advising on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial law. His extensive experience and commercial understanding allows him to provide practical advice to his clients.
Recent relevant experience includes:
- Advising business owners and management on their copyright entitlement and how best to protect it.
- Advising on trade mark protection, availability and enforcement.
- Assisting a broad range of UK and European start-ups on their intellectual property strategy.
- Representing a number of athletes by advising and negotiating on their various contracts, including image rights.