Lauren Somers

Trade Mark Attorney

Lauren is a Trade Mark Attorney in HGF’s specialist trade mark team. She Joined HGF in January 2012 and is now qualified having passed her Trade Mark exams in August 2015.


Lauren graduated in June 2011 with a BA Hons degree in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester. After graduating, Lauren joined HGF as a trainee member of its Trade Marks and Designs team.

Since joining HGF, Lauren has gained experience in all areas of trade mark, design and copyright law in relation to a wide range of sectors. She now assists her colleagues in advising on all aspects of trade mark, design and copyright protection and enforcement including conducting clearance searches, the filing and prosecution of trade mark and design applications, oppositions and invalidity actions, as well advising on IP portfolio management, international filing strategies and conducting IP audits.

Lauren is a member of HGF’s Retail Team and with HGF has worked with retailers in a broad range of fields including fashion, home furnishings, automotive and food and drink. She has assisted in preparing and delivering training to some of the UK’s leading retailers and particularly has a keen interest in fashion retail.