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A.A. Thornton & Co.

10 OLD BAILEY, LONDON, EC4M 7NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 4044
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3580
Email:
Web:
www.aathornton.com
London, Munich

Rachel Havard

Tel:
Work 01604 625306
Email:
A.A. Thornton & Co.

Work Department

Trade marks, designs and copyright.

Position

Rachel Havard has been a partner within the trade mark team since 2006. Rachel has worked in the trade mark field for 20 years and specialises in UK and European community trade mark prosecution. Rachel’s case load includes the clearing of new trade marks for use and registration, securing worldwide protection of marks, handling of international registrations and liaison with foreign associates, along with opposition and cancellation proceedings including, where appropriate, the negotiation and drafting of co-existence agreements. Rachel handles a wide range of UK and international trade mark cases.

Her portfolio of clients covers a wide variety of industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, outdoor clothing, footwear and homewares.

Career

Joined A.A. Thornton & Co. 1999; qualified registered trade mark attorney 2000. Prior to this, spent four years as a trainee trade mark attorney at Hepworth Lawrence Bryer & Bizley, in Rugby. Became partner of A.A. Thornton & Co. 2006.

Member

Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA); International Trade Mark Association (INTA); Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG).

Education

Glamorgan University (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Skiing, swimming, riding and country life.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The 'excellent' A.A. Thornton & Co. 'goes the extra mile to provide outstanding customer service' and has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Ian Gill is known for his 'commercial and pragmatic advice' and recently acted for eHarmony in opposing another party's registration of the mark 'matchedharmony' for an online dating website. Vanessa Lawrence focuses on the fashion, food and drink, travel and telecoms sectors, and Rachel Havard is active in the fashion, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. IP litigator Geoff Hussey is also recommended and acted for Primark whose registration of 'Love to Lounge' was opposed by Lidl.

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