Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property, Global
Birmingham, B4 6WR
+44 (0)121 393 0672
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Kate Swaine is a partner and Co-head of Intellectual Property, Global. She is an experienced litigator and works with her clients on both domestic and international intellectual property (IP) portfolios. Kate is an expert in managing global enforcement programs and co-ordinates work in over 50 countries. Kate was recognised in Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2021 and was named among the top female intellectual property (IP) lawyers in the world in Managing Intellectual Property's 2021 global list of the "Top 250 Women in IP".
An expert in all aspects of brands and designs, Kate works alongside her clients to ensure they use their intellectual property effectively and commercially to add to the value and reputation of their businesses - whether that's through the clearance of new products and concepts, training design and marketing teams, developing an intellectual property exploitation strategy, or successfully enforcing rights against infringers around the world. She ensures her clients have what they need to achieve the maximum benefit to their business.
Kate is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 and recognised in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law and in World Trademark Review 2021. Kate is also recognised as a "trade mark star" in Managing IP's IP Stars Guide 2022.
"First-rate. A true expert in IP with a commercial edge. She is pragmatic and deals with issues quickly and efficiently. She offers the innovative, solution-focussed thinking that I value as an in-house lawyer.
Managing Intellectual Property
"A leader in high-end IP work who knows what the emerging issues are. Kate's responses are always swift and helpful."
"Very hands-on, pragmatic and down to earth people. Ahead of developments. I love Kate Swaine!"
Legal 500 2021
Kate has also worked on a number of significant Government projects including advising on branding guidelines and strategy, on the use and ownership of IP by Government bodies and on rebranding projects for public services
Year Joined Firm: 1994
Education/Alumni: Bristol University, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Law School, University of York
Network Memberships: CITMA, INTA, MARQUES