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Louise Foster

Senior Associate

A.A. Thornton & Co

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.


  • Copyright
  • Design Rights
  • Domain Names
  • Trade Mark
  • Anti-Counterfeiting

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
  • Handles maintenance of global IP portfolios and advises on filing strategies


  • Louise joined A.A. Thornton & Co. after graduating in 2009
  • Louise was promoted to Associate, Trade Mark Attorney in June 2015
  • Louise was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2019


  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • IT & Communications
  • Retail


  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)


  • German
  • Russian

Related News

INTA is over for another year..

This year, A.A. Thornton & Co. sent a large team to represent the firm at the INTA 139th Annual Meeting, at Barcelona in Spain from 20-24 May 2017. Partners Ian Gill, Vanessa Lawrence, Rachel Havard, Geoff Hussey and Emily Cottrill attended the conference, as well as Registered Trade Mark Attorneys Louise Foster, Nidhi Mukhuty, Suzanne Power, Sarah… Read more »

A.A. Thornton & Co. announce promotions for Nikesh Patel and Louise Foster

A.A. Thornton & Co. announce promotions for Nikesh Patel to Associate Patent Attorney and Louise Foster to Principal Trade Mark Attorney.

Racing to raise money in the Great City 5k

On Thursday 10 July A.A. Thornton & Co. took part in the 10th Standard Chartered Great City Race, raising money for the “Seeing is believing” charity, a global initiative to help eradicate avoidable blindness.

Related Publications

  • IC what you did there…

    Louise Foster casts an eye over an important clarification in the Virginie LLC vs Virgin Enterprises Limited ‘VIRGINIC’ case. Virginie LLC (the Respondent) applied to register the mark VIRGINIC as a UK trade mark in respect of goods in class 3 on 17th January 2018. Using the fast-track opposition procedure, Virgin Enterprises Limited (the Appellant)… Read more »

  • Anti-counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide

    Anti-counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide Trade Mark Associate Louise Foster and Litigation Associate Dr. Varuni Paranavitane recently wrote the UK section of the ‘Anti-Counterfeiting 2018 – A Global Guide’. You can read the UK section below, or find the full guide and other articles published by the World Trade Mark Review here:  This… Read more »

  • The pitfalls of online shopping

    UK shoppers spend almost £1 in every £5 via the internet, with 59% of online sales made through smartphones or tablets.1 With accessibility and ease to shop online for just about anything, it is not difficult to be drawn to third-party sites offering seemingly unbeatable prices for products and, in particular for designer goods. The… Read more »