Lucy Pope


Lucy Pope is a Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in our Legal 500 ranked Top Tier IP Team.  Her practice includes managing international trade mark portfolios for global brands and her expertise covers contentious matters, dispute resolution, searches, clearance and all aspects of trade mark, design and domain name portfolio management.

"AA Thornton's level of service is 'outstanding' - 'timeliness and appropriateness of advice are a constant' according to clients, who rate the level of scientific knowledge displayed by the partners and associate lawyers as 'excellent'."

Legal 500


Practice Areas
  • Trade Marks
  • Domain names
  • Design Rights
  • Copyright
  • IP Transactions, due diligence and strategy
Industries of Focus
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Entertainment and computer games
  • Health and Beauty
  • Oil and Gas
  • Financial services
Core Responsibilities
  • Advises international and domestic businesses on selection, registration and enforcement of their trade marks and designs
  • Advises in relation to contentious matters including opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings
  • Experienced in managing negotiations in relation to co-existence and settlement agreements
  • Deals with IP due diligence and IP aspects of corporate transactions, assignments and licenses
  • Advises in relation to domain name disputes
Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), including co-chair of Emerging Technology Special Interest Group on the CITMA AI Task Force 2024
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Lucy started her IP career in-house in the pharmaceutical industry, working at a predecessor of GSK
  • Lucy qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney at Clifford Chance LLP, a multinational law firm
  • Lucy moved to Grant Spencer LLP in 2011, merging with HGF Limited in 2013
  • Lucy joined AA Thornton IP LLP as a Partner in September 2022
  • LLB Bachelor of Laws, Birmingham University
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, qualified as a barrister
  • The Law Society, qualified as a solicitor
  • Chartered trade Mark Attorney