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Dr Catherine Wolfe

Partner

London

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  • CITMA
  • ECTA
  • INTA
  • Honorary Professor, Queen Mary, London
Qualifications
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • PhD Anglo-Saxon Literacy, University of Cambridge
  • MA Oriental Studies (Chinese), University of Cambridge

I have long-standing experience in the trade mark industry and joined Boult as a Partner. With my degree in oriental studies (Chinese), I have a particular interest in trade mark matters in China.

I also have a PhD in Anglo-Saxon literacy and have always had an interest in the use of text in society. To me, trade mark law is the most interesting legal subject. It intersects language, commerce and culture; trade marks have a universal relevance and appeal.

I enjoy working with all clients, from private individuals who are just starting a business, right up to multinational corporations, and feel lucky to have such an incredible range of work.

I feel honoured to have spoken on behalf of my profession and my country at a number of delegations to Japan and to China, sometimes accompanying the UK Intellectual Property Office and sometimes also accompanying the UK Minister for Intellectual Property.

Alongside my practice, I enjoy lecturing and contributing to seminars. I recently spoke at a meeting with the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and at a meeting with the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA). I also lecture on China for the CITMA paralegal course. I am a guest lecturer on the trade mark course at Queen Mary University of London where I am an Honorary Professor.

I have always taken an active role in my profession, including serving as President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). I am currently head of the CITMA China desk and Vice-Chair of the Law & Practice Committee, as well as regularly attending meetings of its Executive Committee and Council.

One of the highlights of my work is discussing matters with my colleagues. Boult is well known for being a very helpful, collegiate firm and we all enjoy working together, with a focus on always putting the client first.

Recent experience

Advising in relation to several multijurisdictional trade mark conflicts and negotiating satisfactory coexistence terms.

Acting for a number of companies in relation to strategy, brand clearance, prosecution, and portfolio assignment issues.

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020
    Ranked individual – Who’s Who Legal, IP 2023, 2021
    Ranked individually as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, 2023
    Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2023
    “Catherine Wolfe is extremely bright, but also practical. Very well connected.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2023
    Recognised as a Star, MIP IP stars, 2023, 2022 and 2021
    Recognised as a WIPR leader, 2022 and 2020
    “Catherine Wolfe demonstrates an in-depth knowledge and expertise of trade marks. She provides thorough guidance and combined with her brilliant sense of humour makes the world of trade marks fascinating.” “Catherine is intelligent and has great knowledge and a good feel for cases and tricky situations.” “She is a fantastic trade mark lawyer and is extremely well connected.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners, 2022
    “The “incredibly knowledgeable” Catherine Wolfe is a well-established name in the market, with outstanding expertise in filing trademarks across the globe.” Whos’ Who Legal, 2022
    Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law awards, 2020
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  • Chinese
“I enjoy working with all clients, from private individuals who are just starting a business, right up to multinational corporations, and feel lucky to have such an incredible range of work.”
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Trade marks

I have long-standing experience in the trade mark industry and joined Boult as a Partner. With my degree in oriental studies (Chinese), I have a particular interest in trade mark matters in China.

I also have a PhD in Anglo-Saxon literacy and have always had an interest in the use of text in society. To me, trade mark law is the most interesting legal subject. It intersects language, commerce and culture; trade marks have a universal relevance and appeal.

I enjoy working with all clients, from private individuals who are just starting a business, right up to multinational corporations, and feel lucky to have such an incredible range of work.

I feel honoured to have spoken on behalf of my profession and my country at a number of delegations to Japan and to China, sometimes accompanying the UK Intellectual Property Office and sometimes also accompanying the UK Minister for Intellectual Property.

Alongside my practice, I enjoy lecturing and contributing to seminars. I recently spoke at a meeting with the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and at a meeting with the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA). I also lecture on China for the CITMA paralegal course. I am a guest lecturer on the trade mark course at Queen Mary University of London where I am an Honorary Professor.

I have always taken an active role in my profession, including serving as President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). I am currently head of the CITMA China desk and Vice-Chair of the Law & Practice Committee, as well as regularly attending meetings of its Executive Committee and Council.

One of the highlights of my work is discussing matters with my colleagues. Boult is well known for being a very helpful, collegiate firm and we all enjoy working together, with a focus on always putting the client first.

Recent experience

Advising in relation to several multijurisdictional trade mark conflicts and negotiating satisfactory coexistence terms.

Acting for a number of companies in relation to strategy, brand clearance, prosecution, and portfolio assignment issues.

Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020
    Ranked individual – Who’s Who Legal, IP 2023, 2021
    Ranked individually as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, 2023
    Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2023
    “Catherine Wolfe is extremely bright, but also practical. Very well connected.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2023
    Recognised as a Star, MIP IP stars, 2023, 2022 and 2021
    Recognised as a WIPR leader, 2022 and 2020
    “Catherine Wolfe demonstrates an in-depth knowledge and expertise of trade marks. She provides thorough guidance and combined with her brilliant sense of humour makes the world of trade marks fascinating.” “Catherine is intelligent and has great knowledge and a good feel for cases and tricky situations.” “She is a fantastic trade mark lawyer and is extremely well connected.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners, 2022
    “The “incredibly knowledgeable” Catherine Wolfe is a well-established name in the market, with outstanding expertise in filing trademarks across the globe.” Whos’ Who Legal, 2022
    Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law awards, 2020
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