Senior Trade Mark Attorney, Registered Trade Mark Litigator and European Design Attorney
Melanie is a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and the European Communities Trademark Association, a qualified Trade Mark Attorney, and accredited to appear before the European Trade Mark and Registered Design Offices.
Melanie started her career as an Electronic/Electrical Engineer as an apprentice in the MoD and had the privilege of working on a number of UK, European and multi-national collaborative projects including the EuroFighter Project. She went on to work for a technology transfer company developing and constructing educational robots. Following which she gained experience in private practice prior to joining ip21 in 2002.
Her belief is that developing a brand with strong IP roots starts with understanding the background story: the story behind a name, the story behind a product, the story behind the individual's or organisation's ethos. Melanie believes these all help her to advise on the best route towards creating a protectable trade mark that best represents the brand.
Many people find the world of trade marks confusing, and Melanie’s aim is to simplify the process of searching for and filing for trademarks to obtain registration - as well as dealing with any litigation or exclusions.
Melanie’s clients come to her for all types of trademark assistance - including brands, trademarks, design protection, registered designs, copyright, Litigation and product launches - and she helps them through this.
It is paramount to Melanie that she ensures her clients' awareness and understanding of the legal side so they are far more informed while feeling safe in the knowledge that they are complying with legal requirements and avoiding any risk
A Specialist Intellectual Property (IP) Company that Moves with the Times.
At ip21 we aim to produce first class intellectual property work using a pragmatic, business-orientated approach that is uncharacteristic of the industry.
We understand that to get the best for our clients in a tough commercial world we must be proactive and responsive. We add value to our IP service based on our personal experience in fields such as bio-technology, electronics, chemical engineering and computer science. We also have a dedicated team of trademark attorneys and design right specialists and employ commercially trained, professional account managers and business advisers. They work in conjunction with our IP professionals to offer an all-round approach to our client relationships. Our roots are firmly in the traditional IP environment.
Consequently, we endeavour to build a strong and lasting working relationship with as much personal contact as is necessary – wherever in the world our clients are located.
With our wide-breadth knowledge, experience and reputation ip21 is the firm that can help you utilize your intellectual property.
Recent industry awards received by ip21 include;
'Most Innovative IP Firm' – UK Legal Awards Winner - AI Legal Awards 2015/16
'Excellence in Commercial IP Strategy' - UK Corporate Excellence Awards - Winner 2015/16