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Mrs
Rachel
Platts

Senior 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

International trade mark registrations – change to UKIPO handling procedure

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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

December 1st 2022

HGF's IP in Retail Conference London 2022

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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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