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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Then and now: EU trademarks in the UK With Brexit looming, Partner and Registered Trade Mark Attorney Rachel Havard looks back at the UK trademark profession’s relationship with Europe and considers what the future might hold. In 1996, there was a buzz of excitement in the UK trademark attorney profession as we prepared and filed our… Read more »
An IP specific update on the potential British exit (Brexit) from the EU.
Rachel Havard, Partner and Registered Trade Mark Attorney discusses the value of national trade mark registrations and why they are still important.