Laurie Heizler

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Laurie Heizler

Laurie joined Dutton Gregory as a Partner at the start of 2022 with 35 years’ experience in commercial law.

After graduating with a degree in human sciences from Oxford, Laurie was called to the Bar, started his career as an in-house lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline and then Kellogg Company, before moving into private practice, and qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

Laurie has built an enviable reputation for the creation, implementation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, especially trade marks, copyright and designs. He is experienced in drafting commercial agreements and contractual terms ranging from software licences, distribution and sales contracts, to sponsorship, franchising and joint ventures. He also has extensive expertise in data protection and information technology matters.

Laurie’s clients have typically been technology providers, media and creative businesses and manufacturers and distributors of branded consumer goods.

‘From start-ups to product development, hospitality outlets to children’s cartoon characters, I have worked on protecting and, where necessary, defending assets that have been created and invested in by my clients,’ he explains. ‘If people come to me at the start if their journey, it is often about the writing and wording of policies and contracts, which I thoroughly enjoy, and identifying and securing intellectual property rights. If I meet them further down the road, it is usually about clear communication and negotiation to find a practical solution to whatever issue they are facing and putting in place measures as a result of that experience.’

When not at work, Laurie enjoys cooking, reading history, international travel and exploring favourite towns and cities on foot.

Laurie joined Dutton Gregory as a Partner at the start of 2022 with 35 years’ experience in commercial law.

After graduating with a degree in human sciences from Oxford, Laurie was called to the Bar, started his career as an in-house lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline and then Kellogg Company, before moving into private practice, and qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

Laurie has built an enviable reputation for the creation, implementation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, especially trade marks, copyright and designs. He is experienced in drafting commercial agreements and contractual terms ranging from software licences, distribution and sales contracts, to sponsorship, franchising and joint ventures. He also has extensive expertise in data protection and information technology matters.

Laurie’s clients have typically been technology providers, media and creative businesses and manufacturers and distributors of branded consumer goods.

‘From start-ups to product development, hospitality outlets to children’s cartoon characters, I have worked on protecting and, where necessary, defending assets that have been created and invested in by my clients,’ he explains. ‘If people come to me at the start if their journey, it is often about the writing and wording of policies and contracts, which I thoroughly enjoy, and identifying and securing intellectual property rights. If I meet them further down the road, it is usually about clear communication and negotiation to find a practical solution to whatever issue they are facing and putting in place measures as a result of that experience.’

When not at work, Laurie enjoys cooking, reading history, international travel and exploring favourite towns and cities on foot.

For more information please call Laurie on 01962 624423