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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

Angela Fox

Partner - Trade Marks | Litigation

Qualifications:
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Attorney at Law (New York)
Higher Courts Litigator and Advocate
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Solicitor (Ireland)

LLB (Hons), University of London; MSt, Oxford University; BA (Hons), Washington College

Languages:
English
German
Spanish

 

Angela is a partner in the firm's trademark and litigation groups. She specialises in intellectual property litigation and matters involving trade marks and domain names. Angela counsels clients on disputes, brand protection, strategy and enforcement, and has extensive experience in clearing and protecting trademarks and in handling domain name and company name disputes and matters relating to trademark infringement and passing off, including litigation, advocacy, opinion and advisory work.

 

Angela is a solicitor advocate and certified trade mark litigator, and also serves as a domain name panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation ("WIPO") Arbitration and Mediation Center. She is an active member of the Laws & Practice Committee of the UK Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and represents the Institute on the users committees for the IP Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. Angela is also an Irish solicitor and an attorney-at-law in the US, having been admitted to the bar of the state of New York.

 

What clients say:

 

Clients describe Angela as "a superb lawyer", "diligent and meticulous", who "brings skilful analysis and tremendous insight to the projects she handles." "I feel confident in entrusting to her my clients' most difficult and complex problems…she is an absolute pleasure to work with."

 

Clients value her "extensive experience and knowledge of trademark law" and describe her as "responsive and pro-active" in giving "reliable, comprehensive advice…She is open-minded, extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the cases she handles."

 

"Angela not only has excellent professional skills but she has also taken a creative, solution-orientated approach to the legal issues we have faced, understanding the key drivers and incorporating those into an overall strategy with a view to achieving our ultimate business objectives."

 

Recent work includes:

 

Heading the team that successfully represented Nestlé before the Court of Appeal against Cadbury's attempt to register the colour purple as a trade mark.

 

Acting as solicitor and advocate for Unilever in defeating a bad faith trade mark application made by a competitor; and Counselling FIL Limited in intellectual property matters, including retrieval of domain names from cybersquatters and securing orders against offending company names.

 

Acting for leading social media and financial services companies in trademark infringement and passing off claims in the High Court.

 

Publications:

 

'The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure (2nd Edition)', Sweet & Maxwell, October 2016.

 

'The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure', Sweet & Maxwell, June 2014.

 

'Political Cybersquatting: It's Not Just Dirty Tricks', Trademark World, December 2004/January 2005, Issue 173, pages 20-22.

 

'Why Dilution May Offer the Real Solution to the Problem of Unauthorised Fan Memorabilia in Europe', ABA IPL Newsletter, Summer 2004, Vol 22, No.4, pages 17-22.

 

'Protecting Innovation in the E.U.: The New Registered Community Design', British Spanish Law Association Bulletin, Issue 4, 2003.

 

'Does the Harmonisation Directive Recognise a Public Interest in Keeping Marks Free for Use?', European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 22, Issue 1 (2000) 1.

 

'Threatening Trademark Infringement Proceedings in the United Kingdom', 88 The Trademark Reporter (1998) 521.

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