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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Olivia Gray

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Intellectual Property, Retail & Leisure, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Olivia specialises in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trade marks, copyright and designs. She has acted in cases before the UK's Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She also has experience in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and the EU Trade Mark Office (EUIPO). Olivia’s clients cover a broad range of industry sectors including fashion, retail, food and drink, sports, leisure, entertainment and technology.

Olivia is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Advising businesses in relation to the infringement and validity of intellectual property rights
  • Advising on and implementing brand clearance, trade mark protection and enforcement strategies for brand owners
  • Conducting trade mark opposition, revocation and cancellation proceedings in the UK and EUIPO
  • Advising on co-existence and collaboration agreements

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†¬†significantly expand its brand management capabilities with the acquisition of boutique media, tech, sports and lifestyle firm Couchmans LLP, bringing¬†Nick White¬† and associate Razzak Mirjan¬†to the ‚Äėefficient and experienced‚Äô team. The ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable‚Äô¬† Mary Bagnall¬†specialises¬†in protection and enforcement of soft IP including in non-traditional trade marks; she continues to represent Cadburys in its longstanding quest to protect its iconic purple packaging.¬†'Very experienced'¬†Kate O‚ÄôRourke¬† heads the trademark portfolio strategy practice; she currently handles several cross-border trademark infringements, filings and oppositions for Wagamama.¬† White has experience in the digital, e-commerce, sports and lifestyle sectors. Associate Olivia Gray¬†is singled out as ‚Äėexceptionally gifted‚Äô and ‚Äėlays out an argument both verbally and in written form in a most compelling way‚Äô; she is a name to note in soft IP and trade mark matters.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP handles both contentious and transactional matters across the full-range of rights. The 'highly knowledgeable' Mary Bagnall solely heads up the practice following Ian Wood stepping down from a management role, and attracts praise for 'delivering clear, concise advice in a pragmatic, commercial way'. Bagnall continues to lead representation of Cadbury in attempts to register its iconic colour purple as a trade mark. Key names to note include Jennifer Pierce who is 'willing to go that extra mile' and heads the commercialisation and transactional IP practice; the 'strong' head of trademark portfolio strategy and prosecution practice Kate O’Rourke . The 'exceptionally gifted' associate Olivia Gray is also highlighted. Nick White joined the team from  Couchmans LLP.

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