Trade mark prosecution
Fashion & luxury goods
ICT & software
Catherine is an internationally respected figure in the IP world and has significant contacts worldwide. She has filed applications in virtually every country in the world which has a Trade Mark Register, and has represented numerous clients, from private individuals to major corporations, in ex parte and inter partes hearings at the UK Trade Marks Registry. She has acted for many clients before the European Union Intellectual Property Office [EUIPO] and its Boards of Appeal, and has worked on several cases which were appealed to the Court of First Instance [now the General Court]. She is often asked to work on commercially sensitive cases for very high profile companies and individuals. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Catherine was listed as one of the “Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP”, a guide which is produced by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
Catherine has served as President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) as well as First Vice President, Second Vice President and Treasurer, since her election in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Institute. Her position at CITMA is now Past President, as well as Vice-Chair of the Law & Practice Committee; she regularly also attends meetings of its Council, its Executive Committee and its Brexit Working Group.
Network Memberships: INTA, CITMA: Fellow, Immediate Past President (2014-16), Chair of the Executive Committee (2014-16), Chair of Emerging Markets Committee, TIPLO, ECTA
Last updated 6th May 2020