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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Joanna Boag-Thomson

Joanna Boag-Thomson



  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

INTA Group
Life Sciences Group

Joanna is a partner in the firm's media and technology practice whose key areas of expertise are technology transfer, IT/IS outsourcing transactions, collaborations and brand exploitation and she advises clients on a range of matters from multi-partner industry/academic collaborations to major sponsored events. Joanna has been a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in intellectual property law since 1998 (most recently re-accredited in 2014) and teaches this at postgraduate level. She has had particular success in attracting high-value and challenging deals, thanks to her pragmatic and knowledgeable advice.                                                                                                         

Admitted in Scotland

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Technology, Media and Telecoms

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Licensing Executives Society
Accreditation by Law Society of Scotland as an Intellectual Property Specialist

Professional Activities and Experience


Happy Birthday GDPR – One Year On
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

According to statistics released by the European Commission earlier in 2019, the term “GDPR” amassed more Google searches than either Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian during the month of May 2018. Now that “GDPR” has become a household term, what have we learntin the 12 months since the introduction of the GDPR? 1...

Scotland in 2050: Life Sciences - Growth Ambitions and the Challenges Ahead
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2018

From ground-breaking discoveries such as penicillin and insulin, to the development of the MRI body scanner and the creation of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell...

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