Leona joined Forresters in 2015 and is a senior associate in the trade mark group.
She advises on all aspects of trade mark protection and registration including strategic portfolio management, trade mark clearance and prosecution. Leona spends a lot of time advising clients on the law of infringement and passing off, and represents clients in settlement negotiations, oppositions, invalidity and revocation proceedings.
Leona has an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and this fuels her interest in trade marks in the pharmaceutical and health sectors, and she also has extensive experience in advising clients in high tech and communication industries.
She has obtained the Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy Certificate at Nottingham Trent University which enables her to represent clients directly before the High Court.