Rachel’s practice incorporates clients from a broad range of industries including the pharmaceutical sector, finance, technology, retail, food and drink, music and publishing.
Rachel is known for her extensive experience in all aspects of brand selection, protection and portfolio management. Rachel is particularly skilled and experienced in trade mark clearance searching, being acknowledged for her clear concise advice, with a truly commercial perspective.
Rachel handles all aspects of trade mark prosecution and enforcement, before the UK IP Office and in a wide range of countries worldwide. She is highly experienced in contentious matters before the UKIPO and EUIPO, having acted before the EUIPO between November 2006 and December 2020, including settlement negotiations the drafting of co-existence agreements, and supporting clients as part of legal teams with solicitors and counsel in court proceedings. Rachel no longer acts at the EUIPO, instead focusing her work on the UKIPO and WIPO, though her expertise is still sought as a consultant in relation to EU trade mark matters.
Rachel’s work also includes counterfeit cases with Trading Standards and customs authorities in a range of countries. She is also jointly responsible for the firm’s webinar, seminar and vacation schemes and is a regular speaker at these events.
Rachel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) to which she contributes case reviews and articles on developments in trade mark law.