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Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

  • BA (Hons) Irish Studies — history, literature and politics — University of Liverpool
  • LLM Intellectual and Industrial Property Law — University of Glamorgan
  • Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice — Queen Mary College, University of London — winner of Director’s prize for best overall results
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice — Nottingham Trent University — winner of Director’s prize for best overall results
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney/European Trade Mark Attorney

Annabel works on a broad range of trade mark matters including clearance, filing and prosecution of applications, advising on corporate trade mark portfolios, filing and defending opposition and cancellation actions and recording transactions. She also assists with copyright and design matters.

Annabel entered the profession in 2012 with UDL.

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Articles by Annabel Hanratty

Trade marks


BIG MAC trade mark McCancelled

In a real David vs Goliath trade mark dispute, McDonald's BIG MAC registration has been cancelled.

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Christmas trade mark troubles — how could Santa protect his image?

Santa's fed up of people exploiting his image each year. What IP rights and options does he have?

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Louis Vuitton loses battle over its chequerboard pattern trade marks

How can you prove acquired distinctiveness in the EU?

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