Gemma Kirkland > D Young & Co LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

D Young & Co LLP
SO14 3EB

Work Department

Trade marks


Gemma handles the full spectrum of IP matters concerning trade marks, including clearance, prosecution, oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions, enforcement issues, and company and domain names.

Gemma acts for a variety of clients, from start-ups and sole traders, through to multi-national corporations. Gemma’s practice spans diverse sectors ranging from beauty and personal care products, household products, luxury consumer products, fashion, and consumer electronics, through to financial services, music and entertainment services, automobile services as well as travel and tourism services.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Gemma gained invaluable professional experience working in-house for BP plc’s Group Trade Marks Department.


Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 2009; European Trade Mark Attorney 2009;  Trade Mark & Design Litigator 2013.


Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA); International Trade Mark Association (INTA).


BA (Hons) Legal Studies, University of Greenwich, London.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Working in tandem with the firm’s PATMA practice, D Young & Co LLP‘s IP solicitors cover a broad range of sectors, routinely handling complex, multi-jurisdictional trade mark disputes before the UK and EU Courts. The ‘extremely speedy, to-the-point and business-oriented’ team is co-led by Tamsin Holman and Jeremy Pennant and is strong in the hospitality, cosmetics, social media, retail, and food and beverage sectors. Anna Reid is a key contact within the team for contentious matters and is prolific in IPEC cases, while Gemma Kirkland is praised by clients for her ‘expert support and guidance’ in relation to brand protection work.