Rigel is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, a European Trade Mark Attorney and she holds a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate. For almost 20 years she has provided brand protection advice to clients of all sizes, from a wide range of industries, professions, commercial sectors and charities.
Many of Rigel's clients work in the food and drink, healthcare, retail and pharma sectors. She enjoys working closely with clients to enable them to select strong trade marks that will work well in the relevant market, and to ensure that they take proportionate steps to protect their trade marks when necessary. Rigel provides trade mark portfolio management services such as clearance searches, due diligence, filing strategies and the provision of infringement and validity opinions.
Rigel is an experienced prosecutor of UK and Community trade mark applications and of contentious matters such as infringement, opposition, cancellation actions and appeals. She regularly represents clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office.
LLB Hons, Liverpool John Moores University
Nottingham Law School, IP Litigation and IP Advocacy, Pass with Distinction
Practice Areas, trade mark prosecution, trade mark strategy & counseling.
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November 16th 2020
Rigel has contributed towards the UK Trade Marks Handbook, published by Sweet & Maxwell, since 2013. This reference work provides a detailed description of the law and practice relating to trade marks in the UK, and of the relevant aspects of European and international law. A detailed description of how to register and protect a trademark is included along with discussion of key issues such as renewal and restoration, licensing and related copyright matters.
She works with the The Drew Foundation, a subsidiary of creative agency Drew London. The Drew Foundation is an advisory board to help guide and nurture startups and Rigel contributes by providing brand selection and protection.
Using SleepCogni as a case study, we look at some key ways that IP can help start-ups to develop their technology and secure investment. SleepCogni is a SleepTech start-up who …Read article
WIPR Insights are hosting a webinar on 17th November, where HGF’s Partner Rigel Moss McGrath and Trade Mark Attorney Rachel Platts will discuss Brands with social purpose. About the webinar …Event details
I have a friend who is a keen model car collector. Recently he spotted one he liked the look of on a well-known online auction site, put a bid on …Read article
Is an International Exhaustion of Rights Regime coming to the UK? And should it be welcomed by retailers? Since 1973 when the United Kingdom joined the then European Economic Community …Read article
For many years, the China Trademark Office (CTMO) has not accepted “retail” services in Class 35, on the basis that the protection of services implies providing a service for others, …Read article
HGF recently presented on this topic at the Luxury Law Summit conference in London, which emphasised the need for brands to take a robust strategy to trade mark protection online. …Read article
Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim highlights the changes to the UK Geographical Indication system. There was a lot of excitement over Gower Salt Marsh Lamb becoming the first UK Geographical …Read article
9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will be held on 26th-27th October 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event is dedicated to exploring microbiome research and strategies for …Event details
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