Reddie & Grose


Why choose our trade mark team

Trade mark work is a core part of our firm
We are responsive to all of our clients
We have experience in registering unique marks
We are flexible in our approach to billing and understand the importance of keeping costs to a minimum, while providing cost certainty. We can work within specified budgets and can offer innovative pricing packages
We work with an extensive international network of attorneys to give you a seamless global service
We offer strategic advice as well as portfolio management
We recognise that not all matters will require partner-level expertise. We will match your requirements with the person who has the most appropriate level of expertise
We are ranked Number 1 in Chambers and Partners

We have trade mark attorneys based in our London and Cambridge offices and in 2015 we filled applications for 585 trade marks and 133 designs.

Examples of our clients and our trade mark team in action

Protecting trade marks for leading Malaysian casino operator Genting UK (part of Genting Group).

City Sightseeing is the world’s leading open top bus tour operator. We have advised on the protection of their bus livery and trade marks in a large number of countries.

Sole trade mark advisors for Matchtech, the UK's number 1 Engineering recruitment agency.

Kimberly-Clark - clearance searches for new UK and European Community trade marks, including detailed analysis and reports of search results.

James Grant - Working for celebrity agency to protect the trade marks of many talents.

We handle Le Creuset patent, trade mark and design applications as well as managing its global portfolio for the bar ware division.

Advising Glastonbury Festivals Ltd on protecting its name and reputation both in the UK and overseas, including in the Far East.

Other recognised clients are The Jockey Club, Menkind, UK Athletics and The Salvation Army.

Our brand protection services

All aspects of the identification and worldwide protection of trade marks and designs, including renewal

  • Obtaining protection for unconventional branding choices
  • Selection and clearance of marks for use throughout the world
  • Trade mark watching
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Infringement and validity
  • Actions to avoid dilution of registered rights
  • Unregistered rights, including passing off and unregistered design right
  • Letters before action
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dealing with Customs and Trading Standards
  • Domain names
  • Company names
  • IP portfolio management in general, from update meetings to status reporting to brand guideline drafting

Our Trade mark team

Partner Alice Findlay has over 25 years’ experience advising clients on trade mark and design matters and her clients include a number whose marks are household names.

Partner Patrick Lloyd has over 30 years of experience advising clients about trade marks. Patrick's clients include a broad range of international companies and universities based in the UK and Europe, the USA and Japan.

Partner Tom Sharman joined the firm in September 2005 and was made a Partner in 2015. He has a varied client base ranging from entrepreneurs to multinationals.

Partner Helen Wakerley has 25 years’ experience advising clients in trade mark and design matters. Her experience ranges from clearing marks for use, preparing worldwide filing programmes and dealing with inter partes issues.

Partner Simon Goodman has over 17 years’ experience advising clients in patent, trade mark and design matters. He advises trade mark clients in many sectors on trade mark use and protection.

Partner Aidan Robson’s trade mark clients include various household names and he regularly travels to both North America and Asia, to meet with clients and to represent Reddie & Grose at international conferences.

Partner Jan Vleck’s trade mark practice includes clients of all sizes. Jan has significant experience of prosecuting applications both in Europe and around the World.

Senior Associate Catherine Nursaw has substantial experience of the full range of trade mark work in both England and New Zealand, handling cases for small local clients and worldwide portfolios for multinationals.

Attorney Erika Coccia has experience with clients across a wide range of industries including food and beverages, media, fashion and publishing, financial, and automotive.

Assistant Filippa Evans joined the firm in September 2013 and became part of the trade mark team in January 2015.

Assistant Justine Lynch joined the firm’s trade mark team in November 2014 having worked as a paralegal in other trade mark firms.

London Office

16 Theobalds Road



Tel: +44 (0)207 242 0901

Twitter: @ReddieGrose

Cambridge Office

Clarendon Road

Clarendon House

Cambridge CB2 8FH

Tel: +44 (0)1223 360350