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Helga Chapman

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Chapman IP

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Patents and Trade Marks


Founding Director


Helga is a Chartered UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Patent Attorney Litigator, Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark Attorney and European Design Attorney. Following many years’ experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice and as IP Counsel at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Helga founded Chapman IP in 2002. Helga’s speciality is in providing business-focused IP services including due diligence, competitor analysis and IP infringement advice.

Helga’s technical expertise in prosecuting and advising on patents spans a broad range of technologies. Her clients cover a wide spectrum of technologies and backgrounds. She is also experienced at representing clients in hearings at the European Patent Office.

Helga is also one of our trade marks specialists and advises on all aspects of trade mark rights. She is additionally experienced in carrying out IP due diligence for investors and IP strategy development.

Helga graduated from Leeds University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and entered the profession in 1991.






  • BEng Mechanical Engineering, Leeds University

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Southampton-based Chapman IP is a boutique practice with expertise in filing, defence, prosecution and litigation. Managing director Helga Chapman leads the team and has a strong background in engineering. She recently assisted Saint-Gobain Gyproc with patent filing and drafting issues. Catherine Bonner is also a key figure and advised TCS John Huxley on its new patent applications.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

The 'always helpful and timely' Chapman IP represents clients such as, Campbell Soup and Amscot Financial. Managing director Helga Chapman leads the team and advised La Fée and Brush Baby on the management of their respective global trade mark portfolios. Senior trade mark associate Rebecca Dobson is also a notable name with experience in filing, prosecution and advisory issues.

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