The White Chapel Building
10 Whitechapel High Street

E1 8QS


Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Trade mark
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Helen advises clients in patent, trade mark and design matters. Having trained with Reddie & Grose, she became a partner in 1996.

With trade mark clients in many sectors, Helen’s experience ranges from clearing marks for use, through to preparing worldwide filing programmes and dealing with inter partes issues pre- and post-registration.

Helen has significant experience in prosecuting applications, taking the difficult ones to hearings and appeals. She has dealt extensively with settlement agreements, consent and co-existence arrangements.

Helen works on design protection both from a trade mark angle, looking at graphic symbol protection and product get-up, as well as from the more traditional three dimensional innovative design approach.

Helen’s patent practice is in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical field. She has particular experience in the field of neuroscience. Her UK clients obtain patents around the world and she acts before the European Patent Office for non-UK companies. Her work in this field is in the prosecution of patent applications, as well as handling opposition work. She is regularly involved in due diligence reports and portfolio advice for her larger clients.


Year Joined Firm: 1988


  • MA, Chemistry with Crystallography, Oxford University

Network Memberships:

  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)


Last updated 22nd January 2021