Sarah’s experience includes all aspects of trade mark issues. She is specialised in managing large international trade mark portfolios, both domestically and across foreign jurisdictions, representing clients in a broad range of sectors.
Sarah is a French qualified lawyer as well as a Registered UK Trade Mark Attorney, with substantial experience in both jurisdictions. Prior to joining Bristows in 2017, she spent four years in a French IP law firm located in Paris.
Sarah advises on a range of trade mark matters, both contentious and non-contentious, as well as on the law of passing off. She has substantial experience with worldwide trade mark filing strategies and manages worldwide trade mark clearance search programmes. She advises on trade mark disputes and handles a number of contentious proceedings at the UK IPO and EUIPO. Sarah also gained advocacy experience in trade mark disputes before the French courts.
She is experienced in negotiating settlements, drafting co-existence and assignment agreements. Sarah also coordinates prosecution and contentious issues in a range of foreign jurisdictions by liaising with local law firms. In addition to this, she has handled a number of successful domain name disputes before WIPO.
Sarah is a native French speaker and she is fluent in English. She is a member of APRAM (French association) and a regular contributor to the CITMA Review.
- Master’s Degree in Business Law – University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France)
- Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property and New Technologies – University Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble, France)
- ‘Avocat’ admitted to the Paris Bar (2014)
- Registered Foreign Lawyer in England & Wales
- Registered UK Trade Mark Attorney (2020)