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Paris Smith

Laura Trapnell

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2114

Laura Trapnell

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2114

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Intellectual property

  • IP non contentious contract drafting and negotiation
  • IP litigation and dispute resolution
  • IP strategy
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP due diligence and corporate transactional support
  • Joint ventures and collaborations
  • Information technology – non contentious contract drafting and negotiation.

About Laura

Laura spent many years at niche intellectual property firms and teams in London and joined Paris Smith in 2012 to head up the IP and IT team.

Laura is an intellectual property lawyer who delivers commercial solutions based on legal argument. Her experience covers all aspects of commercial intellectual property and IT law for multinationals through to SMEs and individuals. She has particular expertise in the technology sector.

Work Highlights

  • Preparation of IP strategy for major UK company and implementation of the strategic issues
  • Successful defence of patent entitlement claim and assignment of patent back to our client
  • Construction and maintenance of International trade mark portfolio
  • Construction of whole suite of IT related contracts for a globally known software gaming company

Recent Blogs

Recent Articles

Laura was a real find for us. Having been in business 23 years and had various encounters with Lawyers, it was refreshing to get a professional who actually wants to build a relationship with you and understand your business through and through. Thank you Laura.

- Martin Saunders, Owner, PushkablueData Communications Ltd

Paris Smith has helped us with regard to the protection and exploitation of our intellectual property along with giving us a lot of help and advice in becoming GDPR compliant.  We were really happy with the service we received and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

- Karen Read, Director

Wetwheels Solent CIC

Intellectual property department head Laura Trapnell is ‘quick to respond and always really helpful with fantastic customer service‘.


Legal 500 2018-19

Noted as being a ‘fierce litigator’ and ‘no-nonsense negotiator’


Legal 500 2017