<p>Nellie joined Bristows as a partner in July 2021 and is part 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Nellie is dual qualified in England, Wales and New Zealand, and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.</p>
Nellie is a partner at Bristows within the brands, designs & copyright team. Her experience covers the full range of intellectual property issues, with particular expertise in relation to trade mark portfolio management, brand protection and exploitation.