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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.

Joanne Ling

Senior Associate - Trade Marks

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney

Degree in Law from QMW (now QMU); Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law



Joanne has a varied client portfolio, acting for world famous companies and SMEs across a wide range of sectors including confectionery and movie entertainment with a particular focus on contentious and counterfeit-related matters. 


Joanne was one of the Maucher Jenkins trade mark team that secured a major high profile victory for Nestlé in the Court of Appeal in their long-running battle to stop Cadbury registering the colour purple (Pantone 2685C) as a trade mark in the UK for a wide range of chocolate-related goods.


Following this, Joanne was chosen to appear as The Times "Lawyer of the Week" on 17 October 2013, featured in the December 2013 edition of the trade mark profession's ITMA (now CITMA) Review, and was recognised as a "star associate" in the The Lawyer magazine's "Hot 100" list of lawyers in the "litigation/regulation" category in January 2014.


Joanne has worked in private practice since 1994, qualifying as a UK and European TM & Designs Attorney in 1999 and joined Maucher Jenkins in 2004.


Interests outside work:


Joanne enjoys running and is ladies captain of her local running club.


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