Cardiff

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • Ordinary Member, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • LLM, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law — University of Glamorgan
  • BA (Hons) Irish Studies (history, literature and politics) — University of Liverpool

Annabel works with clients across all sectors including sports, beauty, retail, health tech, food and drink, medical tech, financial services, software, business services, energy and manufacturing.

Experienced in developing and implementing IP strategies that match her clients’ commercial needs, including managing national and global trade mark portfolios, Annabel's work includes trade mark clearance searching, filing, prosecution and enforcement. She handles contentious IP matters including trade mark oppositions, trade mark cancellation actions and domain name dispute resolution proceedings. Annabel recognises that each matter and each client is different, and tailors her advice according to her clients’ needs. She is also experienced in the negotiation of dispute settlement agreements, advising on trade mark infringement and passing-off matters.

Annabel won each of the top prizes for the student with the best overall marks when taking both sets of UK-wide qualifying exams to become a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (Queen Mary University of London — Director’s Prize for Best Overall Student for foundation exams; Nottingham Trent University (Law) — Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorney Prize for highest marks in the final exams).

Annabel entered the profession in 2012 with UDL.

Our people

Articles by Annabel Hanratty

Industry news

05-05-2020

Sky v Skykick - High Court decision

The English High Court has issued its decision on the Sky v Skykick case

Read more

IP tips

02-10-2019

Femtech start-ups — how to start thinking about intellectual property

The female technology industry is booming. Here are some top IP tips to help femtech start-ups.

Read more

Trade marks

07-03-2019

Six steps your business should take to protect its brands

Every business has a valuable brand that should be protected. Here are six key steps to take.

Read more

Website by Extreme