Rachel Platts

Trade Mark Attorney

Rachel is a Trade Mark Attorney in HGF's Trade Mark team. She joined HGF in 2013 and qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2019.

Since joining HGF, Rachel has gained experience in all areas of trade mark, design and copyright 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. Rachel also advises on brand enforcement strategies including e-commerce monitoring on online platforms such as Alibaba and Taobao. Further, Rachel advises on trade mark opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings both at the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. 

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