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Stephanie Kay

Stephanie KaySenior Associate

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I am a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Intellectual Property disputes.

My work concerns the protection, exploitation and enforcement of a range of intellectual property rights, but specifically trade marks, passing off, copyright, moral rights, design rights and confidential information.

I advise clients at all stages of the litigation lifecycle on UK and cross-border disputes, from pre-action correspondence right through to trials in the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. I assist clients in seeking commercial settlements at all stages of a claim, including through alternative dispute resolution. I have particular expertise advising clients on domain name ownership issues, disputes and website issues and regularly prepare complaints to Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service to obtain transfer of infringing domain names.

I often advise clients on non-contentious IP issues within their business such as advertising campaigns. I work closely with our in-house trade mark attorney team to advise on the registration of trade marks, management of large portfolios and enforcement of rights (oppositions and invalidities) within the UK Intellectual Property Office and EU Intellectual Property Office regimes.

Working closely with many companies within the firm’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sector, is of particular interest, but I also act for clients within advertising and marketing, media, entertainment, sport, publishing and energy sectors. Industry specific knowledge allows me to work closely with clients’ legal and business stakeholders to provide tailored, commercial advice.

Other roles and achievements

  • I sit on Lewis Silkin's Diversity and Inclusion Board, taking the leading role in focusing on gender diversity. I was a Finalist in the Under-35 Lawyer of the Year category in the First 100 Years Inspirational Women In Law Awards 2019.
  • Member of IPSoc, the society for junior IP practitioners. I held the position of Publicity Secretary on the Executive Committee in 2019 and currently sit as a Non-Executive Committee Member.
  • University of Oxford Diploma in Intellectual Property and Practice 2019-2020: awarded Distinction

 

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