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Gateley Plc

PARK VIEW HOUSE, 58 THE ROPEWALK, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 5DW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 983 8200
Fax:
Fax 0115 983 8201
DX:
15491 NOTTINGHAM 2
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com

Jill Tomasin

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 115 983 8224
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Commercial.

Position

Jill assists clients with identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights by buying, selling and licensing them as well as enforcing and defending them in litigation. Jill has over 20 years specialist experience in intellectual property and information technology law. She is the head of both the retail sector group and brands. Successes include defending a parallel import allegation for a national retailer, acting for Dunelm Group plc in its acquisition of the Dorma Brand and associated rights, succeeding against Apple Inc in two trade mark oppositions and again on appeal, advising several stables of high profile brands on oppositions, infringements and enforcements both in the UK and abroad, acting for a major construction company in the acquisition of a new back office computer system and advising a City electronic trading platform provider.

Career

Qualified 1984; partner Gateley 2001 to date.

Education

Law LLB Hons.

Leisure

Jill enjoys water skiing, snow skiing and in-line skating. She supports Nottingham Forest. She also likes watching rugby and F1.


East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Gateley Plc's broad transactional expertise encompasses mergers and demergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, and management buyouts. On the commercial front, the practice handles franchising, supply chain management, payment services and outsourcing on top of a steady diet of IT and intellectual property work. Practice head Mark Rutherford is the key corporate practitioner, with consultant Jill Tomasin handling contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work. Recent highlights include advising the management team of Retail Assist on a multimillion-pound buyout and investment in the company by Foresight Nottingham Fund and RBS, and assisting Johnsons Aggregates & Recycling with a second investment round into the company by the Business Growth Fund. Digraph Transport Supplies, Castle Environmental and Equip Outdoor Technologies are also clients.

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