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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7919 1000
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Fax 020 7919 1999
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233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.bakermckenzie.com

Jessica Le Gros

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Work +44 20 7919 1489
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Jessica Le Gros heads Baker McKenzie’s Trade Mark Registration practice in London. She has extensive experience in intellectual property enforcement, particularly in trade mark infringement and customs matters. Jessica focuses her practice on global trade mark prosecution and advisory work for the Firm’s global and regional clients. She has particular experience implementing Baker McKenzie’s offshored portfolio management model, and refining innovative technological and process-based offerings to clients in the areas of clearance, filing acquisition and disposal of trade marks.

Career

Admitted 1999, New Zealand; Served as operations manager for Unilever’s global trade mark portfolio for two years; Member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association and a qualified solicitor in New Zealand.

Languages

English

Member

European Communities Trade Mark Association

Education

University of Auckland (LL.B. Honors) (1999)


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

The team at Baker McKenzie¬† is noted for ‚Äėunderstanding the world of business and providing pragmatic advice‚Äô. Key figures in the practice are Michelle Blunt¬†, a specialist in transactional and commercial IP; her clients include Google and HSBC and Jessica Le Gros¬†who leads on global trademark strategies, clearance and disputes. On the contentious IP side, digital media expert Ben Allgrove¬† regularly acts for clients such as Niantic, Pinterest and Warner Bros, while Paul Rawlinson¬†specializes in brand enforcement and litigation. Michael Hart¬† advises on copyright, designs and trademark law, Helen Brown¬† and Julia Hemmings¬† both focus on commercial, marketing and regulatory advisory work for retail brands.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'experienced and professional' practice at Baker McKenzie attracts praise for its 'knowledge of intellectual property and sharp business acumen'. It successfully acted for L'Oréal in several disputes, including a patent and registered community designs right infringement claim against RN Ventures. It also defended the client in a multi-jurisdictional patent dispute brought by Liqwd (Olaplex), relating to a hair treatment. In another work highlight, Michael Hart acted for a fashion retailer in an action relating to the use of confidential information (of an upcoming product launch) to obtain high proportions of new products using automated bot technology. Practice head Michelle Blunt led a team, alongside Hiroshi Sheraton, which is advising a blockchain and bitcoin innovator on protection of IP assets. The group is also instructed by new clients Swarovski, Liberty Mutual, Dropbox and Sanofi-Aventis. Ben Allgrove specialises in contentious and regulatory IP matters 'is sharp and knows how to outwit the other side in a negotiation'. The 'commercial, strategic and responsive' head of brand management, Jessica Le Gros is also highlighted for her 'high-quality service'. Changes to the team include the departures of trade-mark attorney Tom Hooper and senior associate Alex Morgan  to Taylor Wessing LLP and EIP respectively.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

L'Oréal, Calvin Klein and Planet Hollywood are just some of the household names Baker McKenzie is engaged by on trade mark matters. Jessica Le Gros  leads the team and has extensive experience in handling clearance and contentious issues. She is supported by senior trade mark associate Nadine Archer, who focuses on clearance and oppositions and cancellations, and senior trade mark associate Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy, who specialises in registry disputes. Portfolio management expert Vlotina Liakatou is also recommended.

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