Rachel Havard


Rachel Havard is a Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Rachel handles a wide range of UK and international trade mark cases in our Legal 500 ranked Top Tier Trade Mark team. Her portfolio of clients covers a variety of sectors, including fashion retail, automotives, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

"(Rachel Havard) we truly appreciate your continuing indulgence and invaluable assistance!"

Partner, Intellectual Property & Technology Full Service Law Firm

"You (Rachel Havard) are one of the best lawyers I cooperate with."

Trade Mark Attorney, Intellectual Property Law Firm

"Thanks Rachel. Super-efficient as always!"

Marketing Manager, Food & Beverage Manufacturer

“Rachel Havard is ‘very thorough’ and ‘recommended for her handling of a wide range of UK and international trade mark cases’.”

Legal 500


Practice Areas
  • Copyright
  • Design Rights
  • Domain Names
  • Trade Marks
  • IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate
  • IP Strategy & Audits
  • IP Transactions, Ownership & Licensing
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
Industries of Focus
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
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
Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • 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
  • LLB Hons Law, University of Glamorgan
  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Awards / Accolades
  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK
  • Ranked in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021/22