Tamara specialises in non-contentious intellectual property and data protection. She has wide-ranging experience including advising on the protection, enforcement and ownership of all types of IP rights, and extensive expertise in dealing with all aspects of data privacy.
Tamara drafts and negotiate IP licences and assignments, advise on IP ownership and licensing strategies, and on how to avoid infringement of third party IPR. She advises on and implements intra-group IP re-structuring schemes in order to safeguard IP ownership and maximize revenues, or in preparation for disposal. Qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister, Tamara is also experienced in negotiating co-existence and settlement agreements for trade marks and other disputes.
In relation to data privacy, Tamara advises on all aspects of obligations regarding use, disclosure and transfers of personal data. This includes assessing data protection and privacy risks in the context of new lines of business, novel uses of technology, marketing communications, and M&A, as well as advising extensively on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Recent work has included advising on cross-border data transfers, data incident response strategies, use of web-tracking technologies, and analysis of complex controller/processor/joint data controller relationships.
Tamara has a particular interest in the intersection of intellectual property and data rights. She is a part of Osborne Clarke's international AI and machine learning client team, and advises on issues relating to IP rights, data protection and wider data issues. Examples include use of medical imagining data in the healthcare sector, exploitation of building-derived data in the commercial property sector and use of facial recognition technology for security systems. Tamara is involved with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, focusing on data governance.
She has particular experience of intellectual property and data protection issues in the real estate and funds sectors, including in relation to use of branding, architectural plans, interior design, and personal data by hotels, home builders, retail & leisure developments, and the private rental sector.
Tamara values her experience in house, as acting head of IP for a major retailer, and as acting head of legal for a well-known publishing company. She is a member of Society for Computers & Law, and is a devotee of the New Scientist magazine.
Tamara joined in January 2018 and has since worked with clients in a range of sectors including online games, machine learning, veterinary services, investment funds, real estate, recruitment, international shipping, and cloud services.
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