Sarah Darby is a Partner and Registered Trade Mark Attorney handling trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names in the UK, EU and worldwide. She advises on all types of trade mark matters from the inception of a brand and checking its availability to obtaining registrations, commercialisation of rights and enforcement of rights.
The partners of AA Thornton are very pleased to announce that Alex Bone, Sarah Darby, Nikesh Patel, Dr Marianne Privett and Nick South have become Partners of the firm as from September 2018. All are extremely experienced attorneys, and valued members of their patent and trade marks teams. Alex is a patent attorney in our… 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 »
The firm is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Sarah Ward and Heather Donald to the role of Associate in the Trade Mark department at A.A. Thornton & Co.
Our Cosmetics and Personal Care team returns to the in-cosmetics Formulations Summit – London 2018 Members of our Cosmetics and Personal Care team returned to the in-cosmetics Formulations Summit in London on 24 & 25 October 2018. The team in attendance included: Julie Barrett-Major, who spoke at both last year’s London Summit as well as this… Read more »
Partners of the firm and Registered Trade Mark Attorneys Ian Gill and Vanessa Lawrence along with Senior Associate, Sarah Darby, will represent the firm at the INTA 140th Annual Meeting, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from 19 – 23 May 2018. With the increasing importance of brands to consumers, companies and the global economy, the… Read more »
“It’s immoral!” Pitfalls of failing to register your trademarks; increased risks in China. Background: For a number of reasons, it is generally recognised as best practice is to secure a trade mark registration for your brands. Despite your best endeavours, however, trade mark applications can be rejected on a range of different grounds, including “absolute”… Read more »
As a result of the Intellectual Property Act 2014, changes to the design laws in the United Kingdom will start to come into effect from 1 October 2014. This update is designed to highlight some of the main changes.
The introduction of new gTLDs and the challenges this will present to brand owners.