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Rachel Havard


A.A. Thornton & Co

Rachel Havard is a Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Rachel handles a wide range of UK and international trade mark cases. Her portfolio of clients covers a variety of sectors, including fashion retail, automotives, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.


  • Copyright
  • Design Rights
  • Domain Names
  • Trade Marks
  • IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate
  • IP Strategy & Audits
  • IP Transactions, Ownership & Licensing
  • Anti-Counterfeiting

Core Responsibilities

  • Clearing of Trade Marks for use and/or registration
  • Advising on appropriate systems for trade mark registration in the UK and worldwide, and pursuing such protection
  • Advising on trade mark enforcement
  • Drafting of co-existence agreements and negotiating amicable settlements
  • Advice upon assignments and changes of ownership and recordal of same
  • Part of the Marketing Committee


  • Rachel began her career in 1995 at Hepworth Lawrence Bryer & Bizley, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
  • She joined AA Thornton in 1999
  • She became a partner in 2006


  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail


  • LLB Hons Law, University of Glamorgan
  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)

Awards / Accolades

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK – “Rachel Havard is also recommended for her handling of a wide range of UK and international trade mark cases”
  • Ranked in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018

Related News

European Union Trade Marks and Community Designs, post-Brexit

The UK is to leave the EU (“Brexit”) in March 2019, but a transitional (“implementation”) period is expected to apply until at least 31 December 2020, in which existing IP rights obtained under EU law and therefore affected by Brexit will continue to have effect in the UK. When Brexit becomes fully effective, EU unitary… Read more »

A.A. Thornton & Co. ranked with ‘Leading Firm’ status in the Legal 500 2017

The Legal 500 2017 edition has now been published and we are delighted that the firm has once again been ranked as a leading firm for both patents and trade marks, and that our level of service was recognised as “outstanding”.   The editorial sections for each of our entries in the directory are reproduced below:  “A.A. Thornton & Co.’s level… 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

  • PTMG Spring Conference

    Trade Mark Partner Rachel Havard and Consulting Patent Attorney Julie Barrett Major will represent the firm at the Spring Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group conference in Porto, Portugal from 18th – 20th March. PTMG is a not for profit organisation and their primary objective is to enable members to meet at regular intervals to consider problems… Read more »

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