Expertise

Rachel specialises in all aspects of IP protection and enforcement, with a particular focus on design rights, trade marks and passing off. She has particular expertise within the retail and fashion sectors, handling IP disputes for and against major brandowners, High Street and supermarket retailers. Her work has including co-ordinating litigation across Europe, Canada and in the US.

In addition, Rachel has experience in relation to contractual disputes both in respect of IP but also the termination of relationships with suppliers, distributors and agents, including the application and effect of the Commercial Agents Regulations.

She has regularly contributed to publications including World Trade Mark Review, Managing IP and World Intellectual Property Report. Also, Rachel has been quoted in relation to key IP cases, such as Rihanna v. Topshop, Nestle v Cadbury and Pinterest's trade mark in the Guardian and The Times.

Education:

  • The University of Durham, Law,  2:1
  • BPP Law School - Distinction
  • Year qualified: September 2007