Kate is a Trade Mark Attorney and Fellow of CITMA. She studied law at Cardiff University and did her dissertation on the development of trade mark protection from the time when branding became a concept and intellectual property became a legally recognised asset. This is how her interest in trade marks began and after she had completed the LPC in Nottingham Kate decided to enter the profession of trade mark attorneys.
On a day to day basis Kate advises on the inherent registrability of trade marks, trade mark clearance searching, filing and prosecution of UK, EU and Madrid Protocol trade mark applications and oppositions, enforcement of trade marks and trade mark filing strategies. She particularly enjoys opposition work and trade mark enforcement.
Advising a well-known fashion designer on a global filing strategy to obtain the broad protection required in the most cost-effective way
Negotiating a complicated settlement agreement between two companies both with historic ownership of the same famous trade mark
Successfully stopping third parties infringing and passing off a client’s registered brand and unregistered logo