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Alicia graduated from the University of Leeds with an honours degree in Colour and Polymer Chemistry and was awarded a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry for her research in the area of photochromics.
Her research included altering the molecular structure of naphthopyrans to develop predictive techniques for producing molecules of tailored wavelengths for use in the ophthalmic industry and resulted in seven published scientific papers.
Currently, Alicia works particularly in the fields of chemistry, dyes and pigments photochromic materials, medical devices, laboratory consumables, traffic control, oil & gas and natural sciences in general.
Alicia is a Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and a Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney, having won the Payne/Bennett Memorial Award for scoring the highest mark in the UK for one of her Final Trade Mark examination papers.
Alicia has also obtained the Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy Certificate at Nottingham Trent University which enables her to represent clients directly before the High Court.
Alongside sitting on the Council for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ and being an active member of their Trade Marks and Business Practice Committees as well as being Chair of their Design & Copyright Committee, Alicia also sits on the Council of FICPI-UK as treasurer.
In her spare time Alicia enjoys crafting in particular knitting and crochet and she’s often found with a ball of wool and needles around her person, she also enjoys tinkering with cars and has rebuilt a couple of rotary car engines in her front room!
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has confirmed that from 19 December 2017, up to 12 views can be submitted when registering a design online, instead of the previous limit of 7 which had been inadvertently introduced when they launched...