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McDaniels Law
SUITE 2.07, NORTHERN DESIGN CENTRE
ABBOTTS HILL, BALTIC BUSINESS QUARTER
GATESHEAD, TYNE & WEAR
NE8 3DF
England
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Work Department

Commercial IP Department.

Position

Kelly is a Director, Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at McDaniels Law, with experience across a range of IP matters, particularly in Trade Mark, Copyright and Design matters. This work includes both dealing with protection strategies and also enforcement and litigation matters having conducted cases on clients’ behalf in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Kelly has significant experience in Trade Mark matters including filing and prosecution of UK, CTM, foreign and Madrid trade mark applications, trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Since qualification, Kelly has undertaken further professional qualifications at the Queen Mary University of London and Nottingham Trent University and in July 2015 dual qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, further expanding her IP expertise. Previously, Kelly worked on secondment one day per week with a major UK fashion brand over a three year period and therefore has a significant understanding of brand management and development issues.

Career

Kelly joined McDaniels Law in 2008 as a Trainee Solicitor and remained with the firm following qualification. She is now a Director specialising in Intellectual Property.

Memberships

Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.

Education

First class (LLB Hons Exempting) Degree (2008); Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (2015).

Lawyer Rankings

North > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

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Boutique intellectual property firm McDaniels Law has solidified its presence in the north with the recent opening of a new office in Carlisle; work from this location is overseen by managing associate Adam Turley, who re-joined the firm from Baines Wilson LLP in December 2020. The practice continues to advise clients on all aspects of the creation and ownership of their intellectual property rights, and currently manages over 1,000 trade marks and 500 registered designs in various jurisdictions. Contentious work is another area of strength for the team, which currently has ongoing client claims in the High Court and the IPEC. Niall Head-Rapson and Kelly Hudson lead the group.