Stephanie graduated with an Honours degree in Pharmacy and joined the trade mark profession in 1990, qualifying in 1993. Her career in trade marks has been diverse, including work with an IP firm owned by one of the world's leading branding consultancy, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, and one of the leading patent and trade mark attorney firms in the UK, where she worked as a Partner for more than 10 years.
Stephanie grew up in Switzerland and is a fluent French and German speaker.
Stephanie has extensive experience in all areas of trade mark selection, protection and enforcement, particularly the brand naming process and worldwide clearance searches and strategies, due diligence, and strategic portfolio management. She also has extensive knowledge of worldwide trade mark practices and negotiations, and the Madrid Protocol system of trade mark registration. Stephanie has worked with clients covering a broad range of sectors including automotive, property development, the financial services industry, veterinary and pharmaceuticals, healthcare and media.
Stephanie is a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, qualified by examination. She is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and also a European Trade Mark Attorney, authorised to act before OHIM. She also has a Diploma in Law from the College of Law in London.