Joanna Caplan



Joanna joined the firm in 2015 and is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Joanna graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 with a First Class Honours degree in Human Biology. She went on to take a Master of Research and then a PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at King’s College London.

Joanna became an Associate of the firm in 2021.


Type of clients and client work

Joanna works for a wide variety of clients and assists with all aspects of Trade Mark Attorney practice. Joanna 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, financial, publishing, automotive and charitable sectors.



Joanna specialises in the filing and prosecution of UK, International and overseas trade mark applications, trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings and related settlement negotiations, and portfolio management. Joanna also assists with trade mark clearance searching and the provision of availability advice, as well as matters relating to alleged trade mark infringement, passing-off and 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



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

To view a selection of articles written by Joanna, click here.

Joanna will be attending the International Food and Drink in London, United Kingdom, from the 25th – 27th March 2024. Please contact Joanna if you would like to arrange a meeting.

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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