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Jamie Watt


Jamie Watt

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Jamie leads the firm's intellectual property & technology (IP&T) department, and also their life sciences sector group.

His expertise includes trade marks & brand management, patent law, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, blockchain & financial technologies, software, mobile communications and the internet, and sport, music, entertainment and publishing.

Jamie is a registered expert in Intellectual Property with the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, and previously under Framework Programmes FP5 to FP7. He was previously in house IP manager at Heriot Watt University. He has advised both the European Commission on commercialisation policy and the OECD on open access matters.

He has also worked in the record label and artist management industries. He currently provides advice to members of both the Musicians Union and Publishing Scotland, under the firm's wider support arrangements.

He has extensive experience of cross border work and foreign jurisdictions, particularly the US, Netherlands, India, China and Cayman/BVI.

He is rated as a Leader in the Field by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, where he has been described as "technically brilliant, personable and client-focused" and "sharp, responsive and pleasant to work with", and also by the Legal 500 which has described him as "operating at the highest level".

He was shortlisted for Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year in the Law Awards of Scotland 2009, and was part of the team shortlisted for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2014.

He was named as an IP Star by Managing IP magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Qualified: 2006
Joined the firm: 2007

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