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Donna Trysburg is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Senior Associate in the Trade Mark and Domain Names Group, with over 10 years of experience in the intellectual property field. She joined Boult Wade Tennant in 2013 and advises on a wide range of UK, European and international trade mark cases for clients of the firm. Between 2015 and 2020 she was also a European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney and acted for many clients before the European Union Intellectual Property Office. She continues to advise on European trade mark and design matters as a consultant.

A large proportion of Donna’s practice consists of dispute resolution and advisory work, working with trusted associates overseas where necessary. This includes contentious opposition and cancellation proceedings before the UK, EU and overseas trade mark offices, litigation, coordination of multi-jurisdictional disputes, evidence preparation, negotiation and settlement of conflicts and drafting of agreements. She has also successfully acted for clients in a variety of domain name dispute resolution procedures and before the Company Names Tribunal.

Recent work highlights include conducting appeals for a boutique hotel chain client of the firm from the EUIPO Boards of Appeal up to the General Court of the European Union and from the UK Intellectual Property Office up to the High Court. Donna is currently undertaking the Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy Certificate at Nottingham Law School with the aim of obtaining the Higher Courts Litigation Certificate, which grants enhanced rights for trade mark attorneys to conduct intellectual property litigation before the civil courts of England and Wales.

Donna also has extensive experience of brand clearance and searching processes, trade mark filing, prosecution and maintenance, portfolio management and strategy, trade mark watching, and enforcement and advisory work for clients in a range of industries, with particular experience of the telecommunications and tech, travel and hospitality and film, television and theatre sectors. She has undertaken several periods of secondment to the in-house legal department of a major telecommunications client of the firm. She regularly undertakes trade mark work on a pro bono basis for non-profit organisations.

Memberships

CITMA: Member of the Pro Bono working group

IPSoc

Qualifications

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University

Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary University of London

LLM Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh

LLB (Hons) Law with European Legal Studies, University of Durham

IP Transactions: Law and Practice course, University College London

Sectors

Automotive

Charity and voluntary sector

Cosmetics and perfumery

Engineering and manufacturing

Entertainment and media

Fashion and luxury goods

Film, television and theatre

Financial services

Food and drink

Retail

Software and technology

Sports and leisure

Telecommunications

Travel and hospitality

Practice areas

Brand selection, clearance and searching

Trade mark filing, prosecution and maintenance

International filing programmes and strategy

Dispute resolution

Opposition and cancellation proceedings

Litigation support

Enforcement, watching and advisory

IP agreements

Portfolio management

IP portfolio audit and due diligence

Company names

Domain names

Designs

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
London
EC4Y 8AP
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Recognised as Rising star 2021, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars

Recognised as Rising star 2020, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars

Recognised as Rising star 2019, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars Rising Star, 2018

 
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