Rebecca is a chartered UK and EU trade mark and design attorney specialising in trade mark protection and portfolio management in the UK and on an international basis. Rebecca has gained over 25 years’ experience in non-contentious and contentious trade mark work on a global scale and has worked at leading City law firms and in-house at a leading FMCG company. Rebecca is a qualified UK and EU trade mark and design attorney specialising in trade mark protection and portfolio management in the UK and on an international basis. Rebecca has gained over 25 years’ experience in non-contentious and contentious trade mark work on a global scale and has worked at leading City law firms and in-house at a leading FMCG company.
She has been praised by clients for having a practical, strategic and commercial approach to legal issues with an ability to synthesise legal knowledge and commercial acumen.
Her extensive experience includes:
- Devising trade mark filing programmes and strategies, in the UK, the EU and internationally, designed to ensure the broadest possible protection for the client whilst mindful of budgetary constraints;
- Advising on freedom to use and register trade marks in the UK and internationally;
- Preparing and filing trade marks in the UK and the EU (before the EU IPO) and dealing with all matters through to registration including objections raised by the Trade Mark Offices or third parties such as formal oppositions filed by third parties;
- Instructing the filing of trade marks internationally through her broad network of trusted advisers built up through her 25 years in the profession;
- Dealing with post-registration matters including renewals, assignments, invalidity and cancellation proceedings;
- Monitoring the use and registration of trade marks by third parties and advising on potentially conflicting marks, including those which are disclosed by a commercial trade mark watching service;
- Working with investigators in relation to trade mark matters, in particular in circumstances where there are third party issues which could affect the use/registration of a trade mark;
- Conducting trade mark audits;
- Assisting other lawyers in relation to trade marks matters raised during litigation, mergers and acquisitions; and
- Trade mark due diligence exercises.
Rebecca has worked both in private practice in leading City law firms and in industry meaning that she can offer a unique insight to the legal challenges facing businesses ensuring that any advice provided is legally and commercially sound whilst mindful of budgetary and business constraints.
She has acted on behalf of a broad range of clients, from start-ups to multi-nationals, in areas as diverse as publishing, food and beverages, fashion, sport and telecommunications.
In 2015 she was invited to participate in the IPEC Marshalling Scheme with Judge Hacon of IPEC (the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court).
Rebecca has regularly attended international trade mark conferences including those organised by CITMA (the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys), INTA (the International Trademark Association), ECTA (the European Communities Trade Mark Association) and MARQUES (the Association of European Trade Mark Owners).
Rebecca has been praised by client for having a practical, strategic and commercial approach and has been recognised as a Rising Star in the IP Stars awards.
She has also been recognised as being “highly organised, practical and helpful” in the Legal 500.