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Irwin Mitchell

40 HOLBORN VIADUCT, LONDON, EC1N 2PZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 3600
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 0208
DX:
87 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Georgie Collins

Tel:
Work 020 7421 3997
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Business legal services –intellectual property and media

Position

Georgie advises on the protection, exploitation and infringement of IP rights worldwide. She helps clients develop their IP strategies, focusing on risk and reputation management. She has significant experience in relation to the strategic management of global brands, including trade mark and domain name portfolio management, and has advised many global corporates and household names on their worldwide trade mark matters. Georgie is known for her expertise in dealing with international and cross-border IP disputes. She advises on forum shopping, identifying favourable jurisdictions for rights owners to bring proceedings or to defend proceedings. She has experience of all dispute forums including arbitration, mediation, the UK Courts, the UK Intellectual Property Office and in dealing with criminal proceedings relation to IP infringements. Georgie is described in Chambers and Partners as ‘bright, reactive and pragmatic’, ‘a practitioner par excellence with a rare insight into multinational and multidisciplinary problems’, ‘business-savvy and brilliant at developing client relationships’, and ‘lauded by clients for her “sophisticated” handling of international trade mark and domain name matters and disputes.’

Career

Trained Stephenson Harwood; qualified 1998; partner and head of IP 2010-2013, Lawrence Graham; partner 2013-present, Irwin Mitchell. Publications of note: Sweet & Maxwell’s The Trade Mark Handbook, ‘Civil Court Procedures in Trade Mark Cases’; The European Handbook of Intellectual Property Management. Georgie is a regular speaker at conferences in the UK and the US on a range of IP issues.

Member

International Trade Mark Association; Marques; AIPPI; Association of Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; Charted Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Education

Nottingham Trent University 1992-1995 (LLB (Hons)); Nottingham Law School 1996 (LPC); Bristol University 1998 (IP Dip).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Irwin Mitchell is a key name to note for international brand management and IP strategy advice and litigation, with particular experience in the media and entertainment, professional and financial services, food and drink, and retail and leisure sectors. Practice head Georgie Collins handles a range of cross-border instructions relating to the full breadth of intellectual property rights, with a focus on risk and reputation management issues.

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