Beaumont Watson is a specialist intellectual property, commercial contracts and corporate compliance consultancy offering a flexible and business-focused approach both in terms of affordability and time-management.

The company was founded by Shelley Watson.

Shelley is highly experienced in the field of intellectual property and commercial law having worked both in a private practice law-firm and in-house as a Legal Director for Chivas Brothers Limited (the owner of brands which include Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet and Beefeater gin).

Shelley's technical expertise and commercial outlook results in client-focussed advice and solution-based proposals which are mindful of a business' need to reduce risk and enhance its position within realistic timescales and budget.

Her vast legal experience includes trade mark portfolio management, multi-jurisdictional IP litigation, anti-counterfeit actions (civil and criminal), digital and traditional marketing and promotions, sponsorships, commercial contracts (including distributions, sale and purchase of goods and services, franchises, confidentiality and licences), compliance management, corporate support and competition issues.

Shelley has been a guest speaker at a number of events including: addressing Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Working Group on Scotch Whisky; speaking on the topic of Registration And Protection of Non-traditional Trademark in China, Europe and the United States at INTA, Washington;  C5's 2015 Trade Mark Litigation Seminar in Brussels and the WS IP 2016 event in Edinburgh.  Currently a member of the INTA ADR Committee, Shelley will be hosting a Table Topic at the INTA Annual Conference in Barcelona, May '17.


Clients Include

  • Pernod Ricard
  • William Grant And Sons
  • North British Distellery
  • M&C Saatchi
  • APS
  • Celtic FC
  • Logo Pancho Datos
  • Frank Wood
  • Glogg
  • Living Better With Cancer
  • Logo Tangle Teezer