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Alison has over 20 years’ experience in representing local, national and international clients in all aspects of trade mark law and practice. Alison’s particular areas of expertise include handling domain name disputes and obtaining protection for unusual and/or unconventional trade marks, particularly in the area of artisan food and drink products. She acts for clients across a range of sectors including wearable technology, children’s products, insurance, perfumery and online platforms.
Alison was an Examiner for IPREG for over ten years in respect of EUTM and International law, and has consequently been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Alison entered the profession in 1996. She re-joined the UDL team in 2017 following 12 years as Partner at Graham Watt & Co. Prior to this, Alison was a member of our trade marks team for eight years. Alison is fluent in French and also speaks Spanish and German.
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