Alexandra is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, having qualified in 2019.
Alexandra joined the firm in 2016, after graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences. During her final year she was awarded a First Class for her dissertation on human rights and the global textile industry, combining her interests in moral philosophy and fashion.
Alexandra became an Associate of the firm in 2022.
Alexandra is involved in a variety of UK, International and overseas trade mark matters for a wide-range of clients from individuals to multinational corporations. Alexandra works with businesses across a number of commercial sectors including loyalty, travel, cosmetics, healthcare/nutrition, audio technology, apparel, HVAC, chemical products, food/drink and hospitality.
Alexandra’s work includes clearance searching and advising on the availability/registrability of new trade marks, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications, contentious matters, preparing appeals, drafting settlement agreements/undertakings, and advising on matters of alleged trade mark infringement as well as related issues such as domain and company name disputes.
On the prosecution side, Alexandra particularly enjoys helping clients secure registration following an official objection from the IPO, whether through argument or the submission of evidence.
Alexandra also has experience in obtaining positive outcomes for clients in contentious matters, be it in the form of a favourable opposition/appeal decision or a negotiated settlement agreement.
BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, Human, Social and Political Sciences (Politics and International Relations), 2016
Alexandra was awarded the prizes for highest mark in the ‘Designs and Copyright Law’ and ‘Trade Mark Law and Practice A’ exams as well as the Highest Overall Student prize for the Queen Mary Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice 2017/18.
Alexandra also achieved the highest mark of all candidates in the Nottingham Law School Professional Certificate Trade Mark Practice (the Trade Mark Attorney finals) 2019.
Alexandra was shortlisted for the “UK Rising Star of the Year” award in Managing IP’s Awards EMEA 2024. Alexandra was named as a “Key Lawyer” in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, one of the leading legal directories in the UK.
Alexandra also works with the Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Brighton & Hove, which is part of the National Network of BIPCs established by the British Library. Through the BIPC, Alexandra offers a number of pro bono advice clinics to entrepreneurs, start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises across the whole of Sussex looking for information and guidance on trade mark issues.
Below are a number of published trade mark articles written by Alexandra.
Alexandra will be attending the ECTA Annual Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 19th – 21st June 2024. Please get in contact if you would like to arrange a meeting.