Billy Jenks

Billy Jenks




Billy has years of experience working on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters as well as commercial contract drafting and negotiation.

Prior to joining Ignition in 2019, Billy worked at a boutique commercial and intellectual property firm in central London. The firm had a particular focus on sport and represented athletes and organisations. Before that, Billy worked at mid-size central London law firm, Laytons, where he completed his training contract. Billy consults for Ignition and a number of other companies, including Gentleman’s Journal and Active Artists Agency.

Billy acts for a wide-range of individuals and companies, advising on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial law. His extensive experience and commercial understanding allows him to provide practical advice to his clients.


Recent relevant experience includes:

  • Advising business owners and management on their copyright entitlement and how best to protect it.
  • Advising on trade mark protection, availability and enforcement.
  • Assisting a broad range of UK and European start-ups on their intellectual property strategy.
  • Representing a number of athletes by advising and negotiating on their various contracts, including image rights.

Fine Print

Key practices

Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property


Business School of Lausanne, BPP Law School

Speaking Roles

Previously lectured intellectual property law seminars at Central St. Martins.


Conduit Club

A social cause I care about

I love to see the impact that sport has on communities. It brings different people from different generations together. I believe it is becoming an ever more important contributor to healing differences and building community spirit.

Other Interests

Founder of Silverbeck, an agency representing professional footballers throughout their careers.

What People Say

News, Insights & Resources

Copyright law

Shape of You (r Copyright)

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ has recently come under fire for accusations of ‘magpieing’ the song’s catchy hook from a little-known artist. These accusations will culminate in a High Court appearance later this week that will consider the relevant copyright laws. If the trial has piqued your interest in this particularly ‘shapely’ area of IP law, and you’re wondering what relevance it might have to your business, please continue reading.

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