Catherine Wolfe > Boult Wade Tennant LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Catherine, is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and a European Trade Mark Attorney.
Catherine has served as President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) as well as First Vice President, Second Vice President and Treasurer, since her election in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Institute. Her position at CITMA is now Past President, since May 2016.
Catherine is part of the CITMA Brexit Task Force Committee and regularly attends meetings of CITMA Council, Executive Committee, and Law & Practice Committee. In her capacity as CITMA President, Catherine regularly chaired lectures, seminars and meetings, including co-chairing CITMA’s autumn seminar in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Birmingham and the Spring Conference in London in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She frequently meets delegates from the UK and European Union Trade Mark Registries, other attorney organisations and the UK legal profession, on behalf of CITMA.
Catherine is an internationally respected figure in the IP world and has significant contacts worldwide. She has filed applications in virtually every country in the world which has a Trade Mark Register, and has represented numerous clients, from private individuals to major corporations, in ex parte and inter partes hearings at the UK Trade Marks Registry. She has acted for many clients before the European Union Trade Marks Office (EUIPO) and its Boards of Appeal, and has worked on several cases which were appealed to the Court of First Instance (now the General Court). She is often asked to advise in commercially sensitive cases for very high profile companies and individuals.
- CITMA: Fellow, Immediate Past President (2014-16), Chair of the Executive Committee (2014-16), Chair of Emerging Markets Committee
- Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
- European Trade Mark Attorney
- PhD Anglo-Saxon Literacy, University of Cambridge
- MA Oriental Studies (Chinese), University of Cambridge
With offices in London, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid, as well as Cambridge and Reading, Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s ‘top-notch team’ is well-placed to assist clients in the protection, management and enforcement of UK and EU trade marks, domain name disputes, brand strategy matters and copyright issues. The team counts state-owned enterprises, financial service providers, medium-sized companies, start-ups, family-owned businesses and public entities, including hospitals and not-for-profit organisations, among its key roster of clients. Following the retirement of John Wallace in April 2022, Rachel Conroy leads the practice and other key members of the team include the ‘client-oriented’ Emma Pitcher, Tony Pluckrose, who is praised as ‘a walking encyclopaedia’ when it comes to trade mark prosecution work and opposition proceedings, Catherine Wolfe and Felicity Hide, who ‘has worked miracles’ before the UKIPO and EUIPO.
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- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys
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