Simon Sellars

Simon Sellars


Simon is a senior lawyer specialising in IP, commercial, and technology matters. He has over 18 years’ experience, starting his career as a trainee patent attorney and then going on to train and work as a solicitor with internationally renowned firm Baker McKenzie, then as a chartered trade mark attorney with boutique IP practice Sipara. He has also worked in-house with a tech start-up, and at Oxford University Press.

Simon’s expertise covers a wide range of commercial and technology matters with particular experience in IP and domain name disputes, data protection, procurement and technology contracts, trade mark portfolio management, and brand clearance searching.

Simon has expertise in negotiating and managing technology supplier relationships, including with app and website developers, IT outsourcing partners, cloud hosting providers and global infrastructure contracts. He regularly advises on data protection issues and has experience with responding to subject access requests and handling data breaches.

Simon joined Avery Law in 2020.

Areas of Specialism

• data protection
• procurement & technology contracts
• trade mark portfolio management
• clearance searching
• IP and domain name disputes