Clare is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.
She joined the firm in 2000, having graduated from the University of Hull with a First Class Honours degree in History. She became a Partner in 2011 and handles trade mark work in a variety of sectors.
Clare works for a wide range of clients, from individuals through to global corporations, handling all aspects of UK, European Union, and worldwide clearance searching, prosecution and enforcement, as well as domain name disputes. She also manages significant global portfolios, and supports companies with their expansion plans by developing and implementing global IP portfolio strategies.
Clare works with clients in a wide variety of sectors, including: sport, financial services, medical technology, food and beverage, entertainment, leisure, fashion, tourism and retail.
BA Hons, University of Hull, History, 1998
Most recently, Clare was listed as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 2024 edition, with client testimonials stating: “‘Clare Mann is our first point of call for trade mark-related questions; she is very speedy in her responses and her communication is always clear and easy to understand. She has always kindly answered any questions and I appreciate her patience and insight.” Another client commented: “Clare Mann is sharp, practical, responsive, and a delight to work with.”
Clare was listed as a “Key Figure” in the Leaders League 2023 trade mark prosecution rankings. She was also highlighted as a “Recommended Individual” in the 2022 World Trade Mark Review 1000 Report and noted as “calm, measured and client friendly – all qualities which are essential when managing global portfolios.”
Clare has been noted as “relaxed and unflappable under pressure” and highlighted for her “great manner with clients”; “Mann is very professional, gives sound counsel and communicates clearly” in World Trademark Review’s annual “World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” publication. In the 2021 edition of this publication, Clare was noted for being “quick and responsive” and helping companies to expand their portfolios internationally.
Clare was a ‘Recommended lawyer’ in the 2017 Legal 500 Directory and has also been names as a “key lawyer” for the last few years, including the most recent 2023 edition. Clare was also named as a ”Key Figure” in the Leaders League 2021 rankings of leading UK trademark prosecution firms.
Clare regularly represents the firm at conferences and other events, including speaking at industry seminars. She has also written and published a large number of trade mark articles – see below for further information.