Joanna Furmston

Trade Mark Attorney
Joanna Furmston

Background 

Joanna joined the firm in 2015 and is a Registered 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.

 

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.

 

Expertise

Joanna specialises in the filing and prosecution of UK, European Union, 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 Registered 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
  • Student 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