Rachel Platts

Trainee Trade Mark Attorney

Rachel is a Trainee Trade Mark Attorney in HGF's Trade Mark team. She joined HGF in 2013 and in October 2015 started training as a Trade Mark Attorney.

Before joining the Manchester office in October 2013 as a Trade Mark Formalities Office, Rachel worked at two London based IP firms in the trade mark formalities teams.

In October 2015, Rachel started training as a trade mark attorney and has since gained experience in various areas of trade mark and design law. In her role, Rachel works with companies and individuals ranging from large multinationals to small business start-ups. 

Rachel provides pre-filing advice relating to brand development, protection and enforcement. She also undertakes pre-filing clearance searches and handles the filing and prosecution of new trade mark and design applications. Further, Rachel also advises on trade mark opposition proceedings both at the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. 

Rachel is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and regularly contributes to the Fashion+IP and Retail+IP LinkedIn groups.