Prior to joining Bates Wells I gained extensive experience with over 18 years in private practice working across a breadth of market sectors from business and technology through to fashion, pharmaceuticals and media, as well as those in the biotechnology and oil and gas sectors.

I also have particular knowledge of conducting IP audits, ownership recordals and large evidence projects, such as reputation and distinctiveness. I enjoy regularly attending conferences as well as providing trade mark advice and guidance at seminars and events.

My work includes:

  • I provide advice on trade mark selection and filing strategies including trade mark searching and clearance in the UK, EU and worldwide
  • I carry out the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications in the UK, EU and worldwide
  • I deal with contentious trade mark matters such as oppositions, cancellation actions and/or infringement matters, including conducting settlement negotiations
  • I provide advice and registration services in relation to registered designs
  • I carry out general IP portfolio management and maintenance services

Qualifications and career

  • Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary University of London (2014)
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Trent University (2016)
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • Member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)