Trade Mark and Patent Attorney


Catharina joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in 2014 from an international boutique intellectual property law firm, where she was co-head of the London office and responsible for the intellectual property portfolios of a variety of UK and international clients. She is a trade mark and patent attorney with over eight years’ experience in assisting clients with registration and protection of their intellectual property rights. Her specialities include registration and management of large international trade mark portfolios, drafting and prosecution of European patents, and a wide range of trade mark and patent opposition work.

Examples of recent work

  • Filing and prosecuting trade mark and patent applications in the UK, Europe and around the world
  • Dealing with contentious trade mark and patent matters such as oppositions and infringement matters, including conducting settlement negotiations
  • Trade mark and patent searching and clearance, in the UK, the EU and the rest of the world
  • Advice and registration services in relation to registered designs and domain names
  • Intellectual property portfolio management services

Qualifications and career

  • Imperial College London, MEng (Hons), Chemical Engineering, 2004
  • Queen Mary College, University of London, MSc Intellectual Property Management, 2005
  • Rapisardi Intellectual Property, trainee trade mark and patent attorney, 2006
  • Qualified as a UK and European trade mark attorney, 2010
  • Qualified as a European patent attorney, 2010
  • Joined BWB, 2014

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Member of ITMA, CIPA and EPI