Nellie Jackson


Nellie joined Bristows as a partner in July 2021 and is co-head of the brands, designs & copyright team. Nellie has specialised in intellectual property since 2000. Her experience covers all aspects of trade marks and designs (both contentious and non-contentious), with particular expertise in brand protection and exploitation, the management of both local and international trade mark and design portfolios, global brand launches and restructuring, and advertising and marketing regulation and clearance. Nellie also has experience in dealing with anti-counterfeiting actions and preparing commercial agreements relating to the development and exploitation of IP.

Nellie acts for a broad client base including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major brand owners in the consumer products, hospitality and leisure, food and drink, technology and media sectors. She has also gained valuable industry experience through in-house secondments to Diageo plc, Sara Lee and McDonald’s Europe as IP Counsel, primarily assisting with and managing the respective global and/or European trade mark portfolios.

Nellie is dual qualified in England, Wales and New Zealand, and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.


  • BA (English Literature), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor (New Zealand) 2002
  • Qualified as a Trade Mark & Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia) 2005
  • Qualified as a Solicitor (England & Wales) 2008


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What others say

“Nellie Jackson has an excellent reputation for securing watertight trademark protection. She is appreciated for her ‘responsiveness, pragmatic approach and ability to navigate very difficult negotiations in opposition proceedings’.” WTR 1000 2024
“Nellie Jackson is a strong and pragmatic lawyer.” Legal 500 2024
“Nellie is a superstar. She is pragmatic, solutions focused and gives clear and concise advice in a timely fashion. Nellie has an impressive knowledge of the law in both the UK and EU.” WTR 1000 2023
"Responsive, commercial and excellent value for money. Nellie Jackson is extremely helpful." Legal 500 2021
Nellie Jackson provides "a clear and comprehensive service with efficient and valued liaison within other jurisdictions." Legal 500 2021

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