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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

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Attorney at Law (New York)
Higher Courts Litigator and Advocate
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Solicitor (Ireland)
Registered European Lawyer (Munich)

LL.B (Hons), University of London; MSt, Oxford University; BA (Hons), Washington College



Angela heads the firm’s UK Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. She specialises in intellectual property litigation and matters involving trade marks, copyright and domain names. Angela counsels clients on disputes, brand protection, strategy and enforcement. She has extensive experience in clearing and protecting trade marks and in handling domain name and company name disputes and matters relating to trade mark infringement and passing off, including litigation, advocacy, opinion and advisory work. She is also an experienced negotiator in mediations and settlement discussions.


Angela also advises on IP-related commercial transactions and relationships, including assignments, licenses and non-disclosure agreements.


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 has served on the official 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.


She was ranked by ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star for 2022 and 2023.


Managing IP IP Star Rosette 2023


Angela is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2024 UK publication. 


the Legal 500 2024 UK recommended lawyer


Angela is author of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice & Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd Ed.), the leading guide on litigating in the IPEC.


She also speaks German and Spanish, and practices from the firm’s London and Munich offices.


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."


“Angela is a sophisticated, thoughtful counsellor. Her commercial awareness and vision is strong and her client service and general level of service and level of sophistication are very strong.”


“Angela Fox provides well-considered and nuanced guidance; she is a trustworthy counsel. She has great trademark portfolio management skills, providing proactive advice on IP Protection.”


Recent work includes:


  • FIL Ltd & Anor v Fidelis Underwriting Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 1097 (Pat)(11 May 2018): acting for Claimants in a trade mark infringement and passing off action in the High Court and Court of Appeal.


  • Nestlé SA v Cadbury (Colour Purple), Cadbury UK Limited v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2018] EWCA Civn 2715 (05 December 2018): representing Nestlé before the High Court and Court of Appeal against Cadbury's attempt to register the colour purple as a trade mark. For more information click here.


  • Tinder, Inc. v Feeld Limited (formerly 3nder Limited) & Anor (HC-2014-001037): acting for Claimant in a trade mark infringement and passing off claim in the High Court.


  • Anton Zaslavski (aka Zedd) v Craig Stephens & Anor (IP-2016-000001): representing the Claimant, an electronic dance music DJ and producer, in a trade mark infringement and passing off action in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.


  • Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg) v Snoop International Ltd (O-424-18): acting for Opponent in opposition to UK trade mark application for SNOOP by a company owned and controlled by Michael Gleissner. For more information click here.


  • Enforcing copyright and trade mark rights in well-known books, movies and children’s character franchises against infringing artwork, apps and other unauthorised uses.


  • Representing a leading European SaS company as claimant in a trade mark dispute with a large international technology company and securing an advantageous settlement.


  • Representing well-known bands and entertainers in trademark and copyright disputes against tribute bands and negotiating settlements and licenses.


Please see our Recent Cases page for further cases handled by our Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team.




'The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure (3rd Edition)', Sweet & Maxwell, November 2021.


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


'Fighting unfair competition in the UK and Germany: An Anglo-German perspective' ManagingIP, Europe IP Focus 2016.


'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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