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Gillian Farmer

Senior Associate

Gillian Farmer Trade Mark Assistant

Gillian joined as a Senior Associate in the Trade Mark and Domain Names Group in 2017. She assists in the day to day running of a wide range of UK, European Union and International Trade Mark portfolios for major clients of the firm, with particular expertise in the telecommunication sector.

She has extensive experience working in various African territories, as well as the UK and throughout Europe. Gillian holds a Bachelor of Law LLB from Rhodes University in South Africa.



South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)


Registered Trade Mark Attorney

Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Trent University

Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Rhodes University South Africa

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Rhodes University South Africa


Cosmetics and perfumery

Financial services


Software and technology


Practice areas

Brand selection, searches and clearance

Opposition and dispute work

Enforcement and advisory work

Filing and prosecution

Filing strategy and international filing programmes

Global portfolio management

Portfolio audit

Contract review and drafting

Litigation support

Brand clearance

Opposition and advisory work

Trade mark filing and prosecution

Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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