Collas Crill senior associate Nick Marshall has contributed to the current edition of the Jersey & Guernsey Law Review on the topic of intellectual property law in Jersey.
Nick was approached by Sir Philip Bailhache to pen the detailed update following his LLM dissertation for his Masters In Law Degree.
His piece gives an overview of the main types of intellectual property in Jersey and looks at how the law has developed in Jersey in comparison with certain other offshore jurisdictions. It also seeks to explore trends in this area of law, which is inextricably linked to developments in the use of technology, and how Jersey might look to develop its laws to meet these developments and to differentiate itself as a jurisdiction.
The Jersey and Guernsey Law Review contains articles on a wide variety of subjects that will be of interest beyond the Channel Islands not only to judges and lawyers of other small jurisdictions but also to students of comparative law.
Nick, a Jersey advocate based in the firm's trusts & fiduciary department, specialises in all aspects of Jersey trusts and foundations law, and has significant expertise in a wide variety of UK and Jersey corporate and commercial matters.
His interest in intellectual property comes from his niche expertise in media and sports law matters having acted for numerous sportspersons, Premier League and Championship football clubs, motorsport teams and other sporting organisations.
Nick said: "It was a great honour to be approached by Sir Philip to contribute to the Jersey & Guernsey Law Review. Intellectual property is an area of law with which I have been involved for a number of years soI was pleased to be able to consider what Jersey has been doing in this area in comparison with other offshore jurisdictions."