Rebecca O'Kelly Gillard

Associate
UK

Overview

Rebecca is a Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property Group based in London.

Since qualifying in 2007, Rebecca has worked extensively with multinational technology, pharmaceutical and brand-heavy corporations in all areas of IP with a particular focus on trade mark, copyright and online brand protection. While her focus has been on contentious IP work (including successfully mediating and arbitrating matters), Rebecca has also worked on major corporate transactions with significant IP issues, future-proofing IP arrangements to take account of digital developments.

Rebecca has also worked extensively with the Irish customs authorities in relation to counterfeit goods on behalf of numerous global media, clothing, automotive, and food & drink organisations. As a result of this work, Rebecca was invited to be the Irish liaison between rightsholders and international customs authorities in the initial phase of the World Customs Organisations' innovative Interface Public-Members Tool project.

Rebecca has developed and run several global brand enforcement projects for clients, using technology to streamline processes for clients and make their anti-counterfeit programs as cost effective as possible. This work includes creating strategies to help large global brands protect and enforce their rights from online infringement, including against the landscape of new gTLDs.

More recently Rebecca's work is focusing on issues regarding online infringement particularly in relation to all aspects of copyright and trade mark matters in the media, entertainment and sports sector.

Rebecca joined us in 2012 having trained and practised in a leading Irish law firm and completing a secondment to a magic circle firm in London.

Rebecca graduated from University College Dublin with a BCL International in 2003, was admitted to the New York Bar in 2005 and qualified as an Irish solicitor in 2007. In October 2012 she was also admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales.

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