Jessica is an intellectual property and technology specialist. She deals with the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious IP, technology and IT law.

Jessica’s experience includes advising businesses on all types of IT contracts such as outsourcing, licensing, development, interface agreements, app terms, ecommerce agreements as well as data protection issues such as policies, data processing agreements, GDPR compliance and dealing with ICO requests.

Her practice on intellectual property matters covers the full suite of IP rights and in particular: brand management; trade mark searches and domestic/international applications; trade mark infringement, opposition and passing-off proceedings; copyright matters such as licensing, publishing, author agreements, rights acquisitions, TV and audio production agreements, clearance and infringement; design right protection and enforcement; patent and know-how licensing arrangements, R&D agreements, collaboration and PhD agreements.

Jessica regularly writes for specialist and industry publications as well as delivering to business and universities on intellectual property and technology matters.

She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents.

As Finance Director working for a couple of different charities over the last 13 years, I have worked with Jessica Bent on a number of intellectual property issues including the licensing and registration of trademarks. Always extremely pleasant to work with, Jessica is quick to respond, very professional, pragmatic in her advice and has a keen understanding of the pressures faced by charities, including limited budgets

Nicola Spencer, Director of Finance and Resources
Marine Conservation Society