Caroline is an experienced solicitor and member of our legal services team. Caroline specialises in the protection and enforcement of all intellectual property rights and has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of contentious intellectual property matters. She has particular experience in conducting trade mark, design right (registered and unregistered) and patent infringement matters. She also advises on disputes involving confidential information, trade secrets, copyright, passing off and domain names. Caroline has advised on proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the UK Intellectual Property Office. Caroline’s advanced scientific training makes her particularly well suited to dealing with complex technology.
Areas of Expertise
- IP litigation.
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
- Complex technical/scientific technology.
- Contentious proceedings before the UKIPO.
- Management and protection of IP.
- Drafting and negotiating settlement and coexistence agreements.
- Admitted to practice in England and Wales.
Caroline assists a wide range of clients from large international brand owners, iconic independent brands to SMEs. Caroline advises across a range of industries and technologies including fashion, food and drink, sport and leisure, entertainment, technology, biotech, medical devices and chemicals. After spending a decade living in Boston USA, Caroline particularly enjoys working with the firm’s American clients.
Caroline has a degree in biology from Kings College London, a PhD in interdisciplinary biochemistry from the University of Liverpool, and undertook postdoctoral research at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in interdisciplinary neurobiology, epigenetics and genomics. Caroline has published research in Nature and Cell. Her Epigenetics work was reported in the mainstream media including in Time Magazine.
Caroline obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC from the University of the West of England. She trained at a leading UK law firm and qualified as a solicitor into their nationally recognised litigation and IP team in 2013. Caroline spent a year in-house advising Innovate UK (part of the £6 Billion non-departmental public body UK Research and Innovation) before joining Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2018
Caroline has been listed as a recommended lawyer and key lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500.