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.
March 31st 2022
November 17th 2021
January 14th 2021
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.
HGF Attorney at Law, Olivia Petter, has contributed to a new book ‘Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today’. Olivia has written a chapter called ‘Brands and designs for web3’. …Read article
IIPLA 2022 USA is a two-day conference event taking place in Las Vegas on 10-11 October. Experts on Intellectual Property will share the stage to share fresh perspectives, data-driven approaches, …Event details
The 2022 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Madrid on 20-23 September. This year’s conference will focus on celebrating marks. The various sessions will address in particular how sustainability …Event details
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 …Event details
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 …Read article
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 …Read article
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 …Read article
If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our IP specialists.