Natalia James

Tech, IP & Digital Rights

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Natalia is a consultant in the Technology team.

She advises on intellectual property strategy, helping businesses identify, protect, and turn their intellectual property into a value-driving asset. Her data-driven approach empowers clients to make strategic decisions fast and confidently, balancing risks and opportunities.

Natalia has extensive UK and international experience advising on patents, trademarks, registered design rights and IP due diligence. She has worked with companies at various stages, from solo founders to late-stage investment rounds, also acting on the investors’ side.

She specialises in software technologies and consumer goods. Prior to joining Simons Muirhead Burton, Natalia was a Managing Director of an Intellectual Property firm in Cambridge that specialised in working with SMEs and start-ups.

Natalia regularly provides workshops to start-up accelerators and governmental organisations on the importance of Intellectual Property. She was named one of 300 World’s Leading IP Strategists in 2022 by the prestigious IAM Strategy 300.

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  • “Natalia’s advice was based not only on what we could legally achieve but what made the most sense for a company of our size. She is the closest thing to having in-house IP support.”

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  • “Natalia is unique in the field of business and intellectual property for start ups and scale ups. Having built start-ups from the inside, she has rare experience amongst legal professionals. Natalia is a business-person, first and foremost, and that means your intellectual property strategy and plans are bespoke to your stage and ambitions perfectly.”

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