Ben Travers

Global internet advisory role for Exeter lawyer

Authored by Paula_D
Posted Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:56am

An Exeter lawyer has been appointed to the internet committee of a global trade mark organisation.

Ben Travers, partner and head of intellectual property and IT at Stephens Scown LLP, will help to advise the International Trademark Association (INTA) on how trade marks are used in the domain name system.

“Along with my fellow committee members, I will monitor developments in global internet governance, social media, mobile apps and other technical platforms,” explains Ben Travers.

The role is set to benefit Stephens Scown’s clients too. “Being at the forefront of developments in the digital world will mean that I can bring best practice to our clients,” adds Ben.

Stephens Scown’s intellectual property and IT team is one of the largest specialist teams of its kind in the UK and advises businesses in the South West and beyond on how to protect and exploit their IP, contract issues and data protection. Its clients include St Austell Brewery, Frugi and Thatchers.

Stephens Scown has over 300 employees, including more than 50 partners, across its offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It is the first large law firm in the UK to become employee owned. For more information visit

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