Alison is a senior Chartered trade mark attorney in our IP & Media team. With over 20 years of experience, Alison advises clients in all areas of brand protection including contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, such as trade mark clearance, prosecution, oppositions, settlements and strategic portfolio advice, as well as on design and domain name issues. She also acts in commercial dealings of these rights such as assignments and licensing.
Alison has particular expertise in obtaining protection for unusual trade marks. She advises clients across a range of sectors including in social media, fashion and transport, managing their worldwide trade mark portfolios and protecting their brand. Alison is a Fellow of CITMA, an active member of INTA and a Fashion For Good mentor.
|Since 2023||Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing|
|2022 - 2023||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2017 - 2022||Senior Trade Mark Attorney, Murgitroyd (formerly Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP)|
|2005 - 2017||Partner, Graham Watt & Co LLP|
|2002 - 2005||Salaried Partner Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP|
|2000||CITMA Qualified Trade Mark Attorney|
|1996||LLB European Law and Languages, UWE Bristol|
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