Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Trade Marks


Joanne is a member of our trade marks team. She takes great interest in the backgrounds of her clients and their plans for the future, so that she can best support the strategic development of their intellectual property and secure their competitive advantage. From advising on new brand names prior to launch to tackling counterfeit products, overcoming obstacles to registration and defending against attack she has come into contact with a broad range of IP issues, both contentious and non-contentious.

Joanne has extensive experience of global trade mark portfolio management and enforcement of intellectual property rights in many fields, so is well-placed to advise on a broad range of trade mark issues within their particular commercial context.

Areas of Expertise

  • Retail services
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Cosmetics
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Medical and scientific
  • Food and drink
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Transport 
  • Financial 
  • Public sector 
  • Educational 


Joanne enjoys working with a range of clients, including creative agencies, sole traders and start-ups, public bodies and educational establishments as well as multi-national corporations and household names.


Joanne joined the trade mark profession in 1997, qualifying as a trade mark attorney in 2002. In addition to a Law degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Huddersfield she holds an IP Litigation Certificate and is in the process of qualifying as a solicitor.

She joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2021.


"Joanne is wonderful and a hard negotiator, and has done great work for us securing and maintaining our trade marks" - Operations Manager, a healthcare group