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.
Graduate Diploma in Law
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (University of Manchester)
Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice (Queen Mary University London)
Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice (Nottingham Trent University)
December 1st 2022
April 19th 2022
November 17th 2021
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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