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Sarah Neil

Associate

A.A. Thornton & Co

Sarah Neil is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with experience in trade marks and designs. Sarah’s clients operate in industry sectors such as fashion, telecommunications and food & beverage.

Services


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

Core Responsibilities


  • Advising in relation to all aspects of trade mark clearance and searching, filing and prosecution of trade mark applications.
  • Advising in relation to enforcement of trade mark and design rights and handling the prosecution and defence of opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings before the UK IPO and EU IPO.
  • Advising in relation domain name disputes under the UDRP and at Nominet and assists with domain name portfolio management.
  • Advising in relation to design rights and handling the prosecution of design applications.

 Career


  • She joined A.A. Thornton & Co. in 2012
  • Sarah Qualified as a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2015
  • Sarah was promoted to Associate in 2018

Industries


  • IT & Communications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail

Qualifications


  • BA Hons Law, University of Cambridge
  • Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice – Nottingham University
  • Qualified as a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2015
  • European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney

Professional Memberships


  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

Related News


Launch of TREx service

We are pleased to learn that the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) has launched a new Trade Mark Registry Exchange (TREx) service which is designed to help trade mark owners protect their brands on the Internet. Many trade mark owners will already be aware that you can register your trade marks in the TMCH. When a… Read more »


The Madrid Union welcomes its 100th member as Indonesia joins the International Trade Mark System

We are pleased to report that Indonesia has become the 100th country to sign up to the International trade mark system and as of 2 January 2018 it will be possible to designate or subsequently designate Indonesia under International trade marks. In 2015, the Indonesian trade marks office received more than 47,000 trade mark applications… Read more »


Thailand joins the International Trade Mark system  

We are pleased to report that Thailand has become the 99th country to sign up to the International trade mark system and as of 7 November 2017 it will be possible to designate or subsequently designate Thailand under International trade marks. In 2015, the Thai trade marks office received over 38,000 applications for new trade… Read more »


Related Events


  • February Focus on China

    Article 2 Chinese sub-classification system China adopts the Nice Classification of Goods and Services, but additionally uses a sub-classification system which is unique to China. In China, each of the Nice classes has been further divided into sub-classes of goods or services. The sub-classes are structured according to the features of the goods and services… Read more »

Related Publications


  • Transliterations

    Transliterations When filing your trade marks overseas, it is prudent to consider whether it is necessary to file translations and/or transliterations into the local language/script. A trade mark registration in one language will not automatically give you the right to prevent third parties from adopting a translation or a transliteration of your mark. As Trade… Read more »

  • Is it true that if you don’t use it you lose it?

    Is it true that if you don’t use it you lose it?   In nearly all territories, trade mark proprietors will come across issues of trade mark use at some point in the life of a trade mark. In countries such as the USA, use of a trade mark is a central theme in the… Read more »

  • The Madrid Union welcomes its 100th member as Indonesia joins the International Trade Mark System

    We are pleased to report that Indonesia has become the 100th country to sign up to the International trade mark system and as of 2 January 2018 it will be possible to designate or subsequently designate Indonesia under International trade marks. In 2015, the Indonesian trade marks office received more than 47,000 trade mark applications… Read more »