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Nidhi Mukhuty


A.A. Thornton & Co

Nidhi Mukhuty is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney handling trade mark, design and copyright cases for clients in a diverse range of industries, with a particular focus on the automotive, food & beverage, financial services and publishing sectors.


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

Core Responsibilities

  • Prosecuting UK, EUTM and foreign trade mark applications
  • Providing strategic advice for the protection and enforcement of IP, in particular trade marks, and handling related contentious and non-contentious issues


  • She started practice as a Trade Mark Attorney at DePenning & DePenning in India in 1997
  • She joined AA Thornton in 2013
  • Nidhi qualified as a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in May 2015 and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney in September 2015
  • Nidhi was promoted to Associate in 2018


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care


  • BSc in Chemistry & Botany, India
  • LLB in Law, India
  • Certificate in Trade Marks Law and Practice, Queen Mary University
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Trent University
  • Advocate in India
  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney


  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Related News

BMW vs Technosport

Auto suggestion by use of BMW The BMW vs Technosport[1] case arose from the unauthorised use of BMW’s trade marks in the UK by an independent repair services provider, Technosport. The case before the court While BMW succeeded on most grounds in the initial infringement case, its appeal concerned mainly the issue of use of… Read more »

Testing times for TESTAROSSA

Ferrari S.p.A (Ferrari) may be facing loss of the registration of its legendary TESTAROSSA trade mark for its iconic sports car in Germany. The trade mark was used by Ferrari during the mid-1980s to mid-1990s for its sought after sports cars featured in the TV series Miami Vice and popularised by celebrity fans. Production of… Read more »

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 »

Related Events

  • Motorsport Industry Association Summer Reception

    Motorsport Industry Association Summer Reception Attorneys Marianne Privett, Nick South, Nidhi Mukhuty and David Blair from the Automotive & Aerospace team attended the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) summer reception at the House of Lords. The prestigious event hosted 200 delegates of influence in the motorsport and automotive sectors, including MPs and Lords, who witnessed the… Read more »

Related Publications

  • Michelin’s X is king

    The Continental vs Michelin[1] appeal at the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU), decided a few months ago arose from an opposition by Michelin to Continental’s European Union Trade Mark Application for the registration of  in relation to ‘Tyres; Inner tubes for tyres’. Michelin relied, inter alia, on its earlier French trade mark… Read more »

  • Reforms to the UK legislation relating to Unjustified Threats actions

    The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill received Royal assent on 27 April 2017 and the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 will come into force in October 2017. A discussion of the Bill was reported here. The Bill has been accepted without amendment. This new law harmonises the UK law relating to unjustified threats relating… Read more »

  • The KitKat case: To protect or not to protect: The fine lines

    In the recent judgement in the case of Societe Des Produits Nestlé SA vs Cadbury UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 358, handed down a few weeks ago by the England and Wales Court of Appeal in the ongoing KIT KAT shape mark case, the Court has upheld the decision of the High Court that said… Read more »