Mrs
Lauren
Somers

Trade Mark Director

Manchester Office

Trade marks

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 792 014 8802
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Lauren is a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney. She has expertise advising large multinationals through to small start ups, tailoring her strategic advice to suit client's needs.

Lauren is commercially aware across sectors ranging from cosmetics and clothing, food and pharmaceuticals, to software and professional services. She works with her clients to help achieve the desired outcome in a cost effective way - whether that be in relation to filing strategy, oppositions and appeals or in contentious matters.

Lauren is also a member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and is the Vice Chair of its Internet Committee, recently leading a project on the effect on WHOIS data following the implementation of GDPR.

Specialisms

  • Trade marks

Industries

  • Computing icon Computing
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Retail icon Retail

Services

  • Advertising
  • Copyright & database rights
  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • In-house legal support
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Trade marks
  • Transactional IP & commercial support

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


BA

Economics and Social Studies (Hons)

Recognition

ECTA Council Member and Internet Committee Vice Chair

Elected as council member for UK in 2019 and appointed as Vice chair of Internet Committee in 2020.

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Publications

European Intellectual Property Review - Navigating the WHOIS blackout

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Conferences: 2020

December 1st 2020

HGF IP in Retail online training events

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October 1st 2020

HGF IP in Retail Conference

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Conferences: 2019

December 3rd 2019

IP in Retail Conference Amsterdam 2019

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September 24th 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019 - London & Leeds

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June 26th 2019

European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)

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May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston

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May 17th 2019

International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

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April 30th 2019

CITMA Lecture - London

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March 14th 2019

IP in Healthcare Conference 2019 - London & Manchester

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February 28th 2019

NBA IP Law Committee - Nashville

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CSR

Lauren is currently training Emma Pallister to become a Trade Mark Attorney and previously assisted with the training of Rachel Platts and Suzan Ure.

She has provided presentations to CITMA members on topics such as domain name disputes and WHOIS data post-GDPR. In the past year, she has helped CITMA organise events and webinars for its members.

Lauren has given presentations at HGF’s CPD conference and assisted in managing group tasks.

She is a member of the pro-manchester Retail and E-commerce committee and organises events for professionals in the Manchester/North West region.

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