Joanna Caplan



Joanna is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Joanna joined the firm in 2015, after completing a Master of Research and PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at King’s College London. Prior to this, Joanna graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 with a First Class Honours degree in Human Biology, during which she spent a year working for a UK-based pharmaceutical company.

Joanna received the 2018 CITMA award for the highest mark achieved on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice course at Nottingham Law School.

Joanna qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2018, and became an Associate of the firm in 2021.


Type of clients and client work

Joanna assists with all aspects of Trade Mark Attorney practice. She works with a wide variety of clients ranging from large multinational companies, SMEs and start-up companies to individuals, operating in a multitude of sectors including the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, fashion, textile, publishing, and automotive sectors.



Joanna specialises in the filing and prosecution of UK, International and overseas trade mark applications. She has extensive experience handling official objections, trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings and related settlement negotiations.

Joanna has experience managing large trade mark portfolios, attending to recordals, handling client’s trade mark watching services, conducting trade mark clearance searches and providing availability advice, and devising international filing strategies.

Joanna advises on matters relating to trade mark infringement, passing-off and dispute resolution, and has a particular interest in handling domain name disputes.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, 2018
  • IP Litigator – Trade Mark, 2018
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School, 2018 – Distinction (IP Litigation Certificate – Distinction)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary University of London, 2017 – Distinction
  • Member of CITMA


Higher Education

PhD, King’s College London, Cardiovascular Sciences, 2016

MRes, King’s College London, Cardiovascular Sciences, 2012

BSc, University of Birmingham, Human Biology, 2011



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Contact details

St Bride’s House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)20 7353 8895


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