Mrs
Rigel
Moss McGrath

Partner & Trade Mark Attorney

Manchester Office

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 788 040 8643
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Specialisms

  • Food science
  • Household products
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceutical technologies
  • Physical chemistry
  • Automotive electronics
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Consumer electronics
  • E commerce
  • Medical electronics
  • Scientific instruments
  • Automotive systems
  • Baby & infant products
  • Construction
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Oil & gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Subsea technology
  • Water management and water treatment
  • Wound management
  • Cell and gene therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Food technology
  • Gene editing technologies
  • Immunobiology
  • Trade marks

Industries

  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail icon Retail

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Strategy
  • Trade marks

Qualifications

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)


LLB

LLB Hons, Liverpool John Moores University

OTHER

Nottingham Law School, IP Litigation and IP Advocacy, Pass with Distinction

Recognition

MIP IP Star 2018, 2019, 2020

Practice Areas, trade mark prosecution, trade mark strategy & counseling.

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Publications

Searching for the distinctive

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MIP IP Stars 2020

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CITMA Blog "Logos and Social Distancing", May 2020

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Conferences: 2021

January 14th 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

Speaker

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Conferences: 2020

November 16th 2020

INTA 2020 Annual Meeting

Attended

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CSR

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.

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