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Annabel Hanratty Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Overview
Annabel is a senior trade mark attorney working in the firm’s Intellectual Property team, advising on IP issues including trade mark strategy, portfolio management, clearance and freedom to use and register, prosecution of applications and maintenance of registrations, and contentious matters including trade mark oppositions, cancellation actions, and domain name disputes.

Annabel worked for a UK-wide firm of patent and trade mark attorneys for 15 years before joining Burges Salmon in February 2022, and has extensive experience advising clients from entrepreneurs and start-ups, SMEs and universities through to multinational corporations, across a diverse range of business sectors including beauty, healthcare, medical, sports, energy, financial and food and drink.

Annabel is a Member of CITMA (the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys).
 
Experience
  • Represented and managed the UK and overseas trade mark portfolio of a major UK-based workplace services provider.
  • Represented a global market leading beauty device manufacturer in its contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, including managing its worldwide trade mark portfolio.
  • Represented a UK market leading client involved in the medical product sector in successfully defending against EUIPO opposition proceedings.
  • Represented a leading UK fintech company in successfully resolving through amicable settlement complex multijurisdictional opposition proceedings involving a major global retailer on the other side.