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.

Related News

Event - 22nd September 2022

WIPR Trademarks Los Angeles 2022

WIPR Trademarks Los Angeles will be held on 22nd September 2022. The event will bring together 100+ brand protection experts to discuss key strategic trademark management issues. WIPR Trademarks Los …

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Who owns NFTs?

For any avid readers you may recall back in our Spring Retail Scanner we covered NFTs, specifically what they are and what they mean for retailers and their IP. In …

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A question of refills but also one of trade marks

The case Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzelli provided an Opinion on 12th May 2022 in a case being heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from …

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Ownership in the metaverse - a (virtual) reality or a real fiction?

A look at whether you own and control what you buy in the space. First things first, let’s define the metaverse The metaverse can be described as a network of …

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Conceptual similarity - when is 'well known' enough?

Trade mark conflicts between two identical marks used for identical products are relatively rare. Most conflicts evolve around the question whether the marks in question are similar. If the marks …

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3D shape trade marks for medical devices

Innovation in medical devices continues strongly and the introduction of IoT and 3D printing (amongst others) has led to an acceleration in new medical devices. Whilst patents and designs are …

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“For medical purposes” – a case for unblurring the lines between pharma and nutritional products

Food-pharma industry convergence is not a new development. In 2013, a study of the patent citation data of 274 published European patents by 5 EU Medical Nutrition companies revealed the …

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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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