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Rebecca is involved in all aspects of trade mark practice, including devising brand clearance strategies and advising on filing and prosecuting trade mark applications worldwide. She is experienced in UK and EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) opposition proceedings and also regularly advises on trade mark infringement.
She has successfully obtained registration of a number of particularly troublesome marks and has a good record of overcoming inherent objections at the national and European Union level. She often advises on international trade mark disputes and favours a pragmatic and commercial approach to settlement. Her other areas of involvement include advising on comparative advertising, the risks of genercism and brand dilution. Rebecca has also been involved with providing in-house training to clients on brand protection and enforcement.
Rebecca enjoys getting to know her clients’ businesses, has long standing client relationships and uses this to assist with creating tailored brand protection policies and guidelines. Rebecca represents clients from a wide range of sectors including a number of well-known charities, a publishing house, software providers, a global insurance group and those in the food and drinks industry. Rebecca is often described by her clients as “friendly, approachable and thorough”.
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act, streamlines and harmonises provisions relating to unjustified threats to bring infringement proceedings for patents, registered trade marks, rights in registered designs, design right or Community