I have over 30 years experience in trade marks, in both external practices, the best known of which is Grant Spencer Caisley & Porteous, and in-house at Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), when I was responsible for the worldwide HIV and anti-viral trade mark portfolio for the entire group.

I am highly-qualified for this work - my law degree is from London University (Queen Mary), the noted specialist for IP Law. Professor Jeremy Philips himself taught me. And, in 2013, he said “Claire Lazenby is a very fine exponent of the subtleties of trade mark practice” (Katpost, 23 December 2013). And I also specialised at QM in EEC law. Which, with the advent of the EU trade mark system in 1996, I have put to good use every day since then. And, now with Brexit, is even more helpful.

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, www.citma.org.uk by examination. Not everyone who works in trade mark law has passed this exam. It’s very tough.

I have edited case law bulletins for both this Institute and the European Communities Trade Mark Association www.ecta.org. I have contributed to the Community Trade Marks Handbook and Trade Mark Law: A Practical Anatomy.

I lobby for reforms for trade mark law, both in my personal capacity and also through ECTA, for whom I have been a Council Member since 2012. I’ve contributed comments and drafts for both the 2015 EU Regulation and the draft implementing regulations. I currently also serve on ECTA’s Harmonisation Committee, on the Committee Link to WIPO, and am also one of ECTA’s Madrid Task Managers.

I am regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board www.ipreg.org.uk

I am insured by PAMIA, for £5m, which is well above the minimum recommended by IPReg.

I hope I can be of help to you.