Louise Foster


Senior Associate

Louise Foster is a UK Chartered and European Trade Mark Attorney handling trade marks, copyright and domain name cases in the UK, EU and overseas. Louise’s client base operate in sectors such as fashion and food & beverage.

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Practice Areas
  • Trade Mark
  • Domain Names
  • Design Rights
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Copyright
Industries of Focus
  • Fashion & Retail
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Telecommunications & Publishing
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
Core Responsibilities
  • Advises in relation to trade mark clearance and searching, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications
  • Advises in relation to infringement issues in the UK and handles opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings at the UKIPO and the EUIPO
  • Experienced in resolution of domain name disputes and domain name complaints, in particular under the UDRP and at Nominet
  • Handles negotiations for amicable settlements of IP disputes
  • Manages recordals of a portfolio of IP rights with Customs authorities
  • Deals with Customs seizures and other anti-counterfeiting measures by enforcement authorities globally
  • Global IP portfolio strategy and maintenance
Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Career
  • Louise joined AA Thornton after graduating in 2009
  • Louise was promoted to Associate, Trade Mark Attorney in June 2015
  • Louise was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2019
Qualifications
  • BA Jt. Hons German & Russian, University of Nottingham
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Law School
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice, Queen Mary’s College, University of London
  • Qualified as a UK Chartered Trade Mark attorney in 2012
  • European Trade Mark and designs attorney
Languages
  • German
  • Russian