Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy

Profession

Senior Trade Mark Associate

Biography

Rachel is a Senior Trade Mark Associate of the Trade Marks Unit within the Intellectual Property Department of the London office of Baker McKenzie.

Rachel advises on all aspects of trade mark and design protection and enforcement, which includes clearance searching, global filing strategies and transactions involving intellectual property for the UK, EUTM, Madrid Protocol and overseas. Rachel specialises in trade mark disputes such as oppositions, cancellation actions, dispute resolution and infringements, in addition to company and domain name disputes. Rachel has worked with clients in a broad range of different fields, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and fashion, as well as assisting NGOs in a number of sectors on a pro bono basis.

Rachel is actively involved with ITMA and has regular interaction with representatives for the UK IPO and EUIPO. These activities ensure she benefits from the most up to date knowledge of trade mark case law and practice in the UK and EU.

Areas of Practice

IP & IT

Year Qualified

2010

Education

IP Litigation & Advocacy 2013
Registered UK and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney 2011

Memberships

Registered with Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg)
Member of ITMA Council
Member of ITMA Law & Practice Committee
Head of ITMA EUIPO Liaison Working Group
Head of ITMA Emerging Markets Working Group
Ordinary Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

Qualification

Registered UK & European Trade Mark & Design Attorney