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Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square
London

EC4Y 8AP

+44 (0)20 7430 7503

Top 250 Women in IP 2021

Trade mark star 2021


Jurisdictions:

United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Trade mark
Trade mark litigation

Industry sectors:

Food & beverage
ICT & software
Media
Retail


Emma is well known for being focussed on delivering exceptional client service and a high quality work product. Described by a client in our recent satisfaction survey as “At the top of her game – she is my go-to for the right advice”, Emma is renowned for her quick, commercial response and unwavering commitment to clients.

Emma’s practice incorporates high profile clients from the entertainment, travel, retail, software, energy, engineering, security, banking, media, telecoms, oil and sport industries amongst others.

Emma has extensive experience of brand selection, re-branding, portfolio management, domain name disputes, IP due diligence, enforcement and advisory work for clients. She handles cases up to the Appointed Person in UKIPO Opposition Proceedings, and before the EUIPO and higher courts of the EU. She is also experienced in supporting clients and working as part of a legal team with solicitors and counsel in High Court proceedings. In 2010 she was part of the team who ran a very large and commercially important International Trade Mark infringement case for a large client of the firm. Emma also advises in connection with copyright disputes for various clients. She is experienced in working with Trading Standards and Customs in counterfeit cases. She has a significant background in running multiple Trade Mark and domain name infringement cases and sizeable international brand management programmes.

She is well used to running cases before foreign registries and courts using local trusted attorneys with whom she, and the firm, have long standing relationships. Emma has particular experience in conducting matters in the USA and in Asia, where she has helped the firm build a trade mark practice in India in particular, and is working to build the firm’s presence in wider Asia – where she is targeting the Singaporean, Malaysian, Australasia and Far Eastern markets. The firm already has significant contacts in this area of the world and a great deal of experience in working with local attorneys to achieve clients’ aims.

Emma also undertakes a great deal of pro bono work for a leading UK based military charity, and for the 30% club.

 

Education/Alumni:

  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • LLM, King’s College London
  • MA (Hons) Jurisprudence, University of Oxford   

Network Memberships:

  • ABA: Vice Chair of the International Trademark Treaties and Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, 2018-2019
  • INTA: 2018-2019 Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee. 2016-2017 Chair of The Non-traditional Trade Marks Committee; 2014-2015 Subcommittee Chair of European and Central Asian Non-traditional Trade Marks Committee, Member of European Global Advisory Council, Member of Organising Committee for INTA’s Indian Meeting 2015; 2013-2014 Member of European and Central Asian Non-traditional Trade Marks Committee
  • CITMA
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Women in the City

 

Last updated 6th May 2020