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Trade Mark Director

Manchester Office

Trade marks

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


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. She is the co-chair of the pro-Manchester Retail and e-Commerce committee and a GC Business Growth Hub partner.


Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


Economics and Social Studies (Hons)


Queen Mary Law School - Trade Mark Law and Practice


Nottingham Law School - Trade Mark Practice


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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WIPR Leader 2023

Listed as a World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leader in 2023.

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pro-manchester Made in Manchester - Lawyer of the Year 2023 Shortlist

Shortlisted in the Lawyer of the Year category 2023.

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WTR 1000 Bronze listing 2024

“Lauren Somers understands the mission of her clients and is able to tailor her advice accordingly, which is very helpful when suggesting filing strategies. She is supportive and focused on cost effectiveness.”

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Conferences: 2023

November 13th 2023

HGF IP in Retail Conference


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June 28th 2023

European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)


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May 15th 2023

International Trade Mark Association (INTA)


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