Mrs
Rachel
Platts

Trade Mark Attorney

Manchester Office

Trade marks

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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 at the UK 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.

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


BA

Linguistics

LAW DEGREE

Graduate Diploma in Law

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (University of Manchester)

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice (Queen Mary University London)

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice (Nottingham Trent University)

Publications

Hermès and the MetaBirkin: As NFTs herald an advance in technology, can IP law keep up?

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Battle of the Banksy trade marks

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Alexa, ‘what’s the impact of AI on trade mark law’

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A Right Royal Rout - CITMA

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Alexa, ‘what’ s the impact of AI on trademark law?’ - Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

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Conferences: 2022

April 19th 2022

HGF Retail Webinars: The rise of Non-Fungible Tokens

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Conferences: 2021

November 17th 2021

WIPR Insights webinar: Brands with social purpose

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CSR

Rachel is a member of CITMA Education Liasion working group and contributes to the online CITMA blog.

Rachel regularly posts updates to the Retail+IP and Fashion+IP LinkedIn groups.

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Event - 30th April 2022

INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+

The HGF European team will be attending the INTA 2022 Annual Meeting Live+. It is being held on 30th April – 4th May in Washington, D.C. INTA brings together the …

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Ed Sheeran successfully defends hit song 'Shape Of You' against High Court copyright infringement claim

The UK musician, Ed Sheeran, one of the world’s best selling artists with sales of 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, has successfully defended a claim brought against …

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Event - 19th May 2022

HGF Complete webinar: comparison of registered and unregistered design rights procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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Event - 14th April 2022

HGF Complete webinar: unregistered trade mark rights in the EU and UK

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We compare and contrast the …

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Event - 31st March 2022

HGF Complete webinar: trade mark opposition and invalidity proceedings

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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Event - 17th March 2022

HGF Complete webinar: trade mark application procedures before the EUIPO and UKIPO

HGF is hosting a series of HGF Complete webinars this Spring. Our expert speakers will discuss trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK. We will compare and …

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The exhaustion of rights regime and the recent update from the Government

The current position Since 1973 when the UK joined the then European Common Market, the UK has followed an exhaustion of IP rights regime which has enabled the secondary sale …

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Are your retail trade marks at risk?

It is safe to say that the average consumer will make no distinction between retail services offered by single-brand stores and retail services offered by multi-brand stores (department stores). Following …

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