Patricia is an experienced trade marks and designs specialist with a reputation for providing clients with practical, commercially focused advice.
Patricia is a Senior Trade Mark Attorney in the Intellectual Property Department, based in our London office.
She has extensive experience of all aspects of brand protection and portfolio management, helping clients devise and implement global clearance and protection strategies using national, regional and international trade mark and design systems. She has advised high-profile clients in a range of sectors including telecommunications, fashion, food and beverages, financial services and media.
Patricia has particular expertise in handling complex contentious matters, including cases involving cross-proceedings between the same entities; often with Registry disputes running alongside related litigation. She always seeks to understand client needs and goals and has counseled numerous clients on potential routes to amicable settlement of disputes. Patricia also provides guidance in relation to other soft IP matters, including domain names, company name disputes and copyright.
Patricia holds a Law Degree and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where she also worked as a research assistant. She is a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) and of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), and sits on ECTA's Design Committee.
Patricia is co-author of the book 'The European Union Trade Mark: A Practical Guide' and has written on both trade mark and design issues in a number of industry publications including the World Trademark Review, IP Magazine, the Computer Law and Security Review and the ITMA Review. She has been quoted in both industry and press articles relating to IP matters.
Patricia regularly presents on post BREXIT trade mark and design related issues, most recently at ITMA's Autumn Seminar 2016