I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours degree in Biology in 2001 and originally intended to train as a patent attorney. However, before going travelling at the end of my studies, I spent some time working as a paralegal in the trade mark department of a private practice firm in Birmingham. This developed my interest in trade marks and so, after joining Dummett Copp in 2002, I decided to concentrate on becoming a registered trade mark attorney. I qualified as a UK and European Trade Mark Attorney in 2005 and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. In 2018, I became a Partner as well as Head of the Trade Marks Department within the firm.
I act for a broad range of clients operating in a number of different fields and always try and tailor my advice to best suit their commercial needs. I enjoy taking an active role in the management of clients' intellectual property portfolios helping them to make best use of their IP budgets and ensuring that their business interests are well protected. I have built up a broad range of experience in trade mark matters including acting for clients in large international trade mark filing and assignment/due diligence programmes, European wide Community trade mark conversion projects, trade mark clearance searching as well as UK and European oppositions, appeals, revocation and invalidity actions and dispute resolution.
In my spare time you will find me spending time with my family. When I get a chance to do so, I enjoy swimming, yoga and Pilates.
- Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
- European Trade Mark Attorney
- BSc (Hons) Biology
Specialist Technical Areas
- Trade Marks