Mrs
Rachel
Platts

Trade Mark Attorney

Manchester Office

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.

Specialisms

  • Trade marks

Industries

  • Retail icon Retail

Services

  • Copyright & database rights
  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Trade marks

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

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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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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