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JOANNA HIGGS

IP Support, Paralegal

London

Joanna has over 7 years' experience working in intellectual property, across multiple technical areas and jurisdictions. She prides herself on delivering a high quality, client-centric service.

Areas of Expertise

  • National phase patent filing and prosecution worldwide
  • UK, PCT and European patent filings and prosecution, particularly European divisional applications
  • European grant and validation procedures
  • Supporting and processing patent oppositions and appeals at the EPO
  • Experience in coordinating world-wide assignment projects
  • European Community and GB Design application and prosecution.
  • European, GB and International Trade Mark application and prosecution
  • Experience supporting and processing incoming and outgoing European and GB Trade Mark Opposition and cancellation applications

Background

Joanna has a CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration and a CITMA Trade Mark Paralegal certificate as well as a BA in American Studies and European History. She joined Mewburn Ellis in 2021.