Boult Wade Tennant
People » Felicity Hide

Felicity Hide

Partner

London

Contact
Download V-card
Address
Memberships
  • CITMA
  • INTA
Qualifications
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • MA (Oxon) English and French, University of Oxford

My practice focuses primarily around dispute resolution, handling conflicts before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and settlement agreements. I’m experienced in preparing evidence if an amicable resolution can’t be reached, and in providing submissions to the Trade Mark Registry.

I advise on the clearance process around the selection of marks, including the search work and related activities around clearing one for use, such as revocations, invalidity applications, domain name disputes and co-existence agreements. I aim to ensure that my clients’ rights are strong enough so that they don’t have to go to court at all. However, when it is necessary, I want my client to be in a position to win through a combination of the rights portfolio and the approach I’ve taken.

I participate in the interview process for new candidates: one of the things I enjoy most is making sure we hire good people and allow them to develop to their maximum potential. I’m also heavily involved in training fee earners of all levels, from starters right up even to discussions with partners. The training aspect is probably the most rewarding area of my job.

My involvement in training means I have exposure to a wide range of cases and matters the firm handles from inception, say a cost estimate for a new client, to a dispute for an established client which might end up in court.

I’ve been involved in chairing an external provider’s conference directed at administrators, which is a particular area of interest because having good support staff makes such a difference to fee earners.

I was delighted to be recognised as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by IP Stars, and especially pleased to be shortlisted as one of 12 for the ‘Practitioner of the Year’ award by MIP.

Recent experience
  • Successfully registering the pure colour mark blue for a client which makes wastewater tanks.
  • Successfully registering COMPASSION as a charity name.
Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2024, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2023
  • “Felicity Hide is strategic and thoughtful, as well as proactive with a global perspective. We have sent her some very important matters and she has worked miracles we didn’t think were possible. Her work quality is exceptional.” Legal 500, 2023
  • Nominated as a Top 250 Women, IP Stars (MIP), 2022
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • Nominated for MIP EMEA awards UK practitioner of the year
  • Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law Awards, 2020
Publications
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info
Languages
  • French
“I aim to ensure that my clients’ rights are strong enough so that they don’t have to go to court at all. However, when it is necessary, I want my client to be in a position to win through a combination of the rights portfolio and the approach I’ve taken.”
Sector Experience
Trade marks

My practice focuses primarily around dispute resolution, handling conflicts before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and settlement agreements. I’m experienced in preparing evidence if an amicable resolution can’t be reached, and in providing submissions to the Trade Mark Registry.

I advise on the clearance process around the selection of marks, including the search work and related activities around clearing one for use, such as revocations, invalidity applications, domain name disputes and co-existence agreements. I aim to ensure that my clients’ rights are strong enough so that they don’t have to go to court at all. However, when it is necessary, I want my client to be in a position to win through a combination of the rights portfolio and the approach I’ve taken.

I participate in the interview process for new candidates: one of the things I enjoy most is making sure we hire good people and allow them to develop to their maximum potential. I’m also heavily involved in training fee earners of all levels, from starters right up even to discussions with partners. The training aspect is probably the most rewarding area of my job.

My involvement in training means I have exposure to a wide range of cases and matters the firm handles from inception, say a cost estimate for a new client, to a dispute for an established client which might end up in court.

I’ve been involved in chairing an external provider’s conference directed at administrators, which is a particular area of interest because having good support staff makes such a difference to fee earners.

I was delighted to be recognised as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by IP Stars, and especially pleased to be shortlisted as one of 12 for the ‘Practitioner of the Year’ award by MIP.

Recent experience
  • Successfully registering the pure colour mark blue for a client which makes wastewater tanks.
  • Successfully registering COMPASSION as a charity name.
Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2024, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney, Legal 500, 2023
  • “Felicity Hide is strategic and thoughtful, as well as proactive with a global perspective. We have sent her some very important matters and she has worked miracles we didn’t think were possible. Her work quality is exceptional.” Legal 500, 2023
  • Nominated as a Top 250 Women, IP Stars (MIP), 2022
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • Nominated for MIP EMEA awards UK practitioner of the year
  • Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law Awards, 2020
Publications
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
Additional Info

Insights

INSIGHTS