London Office

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

  • LLB (Hons) European Law and Languages — UWE, Bristol
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney/European Trade Mark Attorney

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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Articles by Alison Cole

IP tips

03-12-2018

The rise of fashion tie-ups — how to protect your brand when licensing

Athleisure labels are highly sought after for luxury tie-ups. But is their IP protected?

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IP tips

26-11-2018

Five key considerations when protecting IP in China

There are many unique challenges when it comes to registering IP in China.

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Trade marks

20-11-2018

A celebration of sustainability in fashion

We look at the sustainable winners from the Walpole Luxury Awards 2018.

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