I'm an Editor of our international brands publication, BrandWrites, and am part of our Product Design Group.My experience includes advising on all aspects of international brand protection and portfolio management. I work with a range of clients from start-ups to well-established international brands to assist with their global clearance and protection strategies using national, regional and international trade mark and design systems. I specialise in advising on global rebranding, filing and trade mark oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices. I also provide advice in 'soft IP' matters, including domain names and company name disputes. I also support clients with commercial aspects of IP and have experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements including co-existence agreements, assignments and domain name transfers.As well as editing our international brands publication, I contribute regularly to legal journals on trade mark and design law. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2015, I played professional rugby for Northampton Saints RFC and represented England at schoolboy level.