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“Enthusiastic and committed” patent and trade mark expert Catherine Jewell is admired by clients for a mastery of the detail that allows her to present complex advice in a user-friendly way.

Expertise

Whether in the patent or trade mark sphere, Catherine impresses with her legal and technical skills and her professionalism. She has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for clients with diverse needs and budgets, representing large multinationals in prosecution, opposition and appeals at the European Patent Office and UKIPO, while also helping smaller clients to develop their products from concept to market, including drafting patent applications and advising on trade mark registrations.

Catherine’s patent practice is focused on the chemicals field. During her time as a patent attorney she has worked with a wide variety of technologies, including energy applications such as photovoltaic systems, general organic chemistry, materials chemistry, ceramics and polymers, drug delivery systems such as self-assembling lipid-based formulations, and pharmaceutical chemistry. Catherine has handled inventions ranging from veneered floor tiles to epoxidation processes, siloxanyl polymers, zeolites and graphene coatings.

Also experienced in trade marks, Catherine advises on strategies for handling, extending and maintaining international portfolios of marks. She conducts and advises on searches and defends her clients’ brands through opposition proceedings and the negotiation of settlement agreements. Catherine is qualified to practise as a trade mark attorney under the laws of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland, allowing her to continue to practise before the EUIPO in relation to European Union Trade Marks and Designs post-Brexit.

Catherine is part of the team responsible for Beck Greener’s award-winning CSR function. This has seen her play a key role in overseeing the firm’s long-term transformation from a fully office-based working environment to a hybrid model with home-working. She also plays a leading role in implementing the STEM: Branching Out project, intended to help raise the profile of the legal profession among disadvantaged communities, and to broaden the appeal of careers in IP.

Fully committed to thought leadership, Catherine is a regular lecturer at the UCL School of Pharmacy as part of their Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurship, and is the joint author of “3D Printing Techniques in the Pharmaceutical Sciences – Intellectual Property Issues” in the Springer overview publication “3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals” (2018).

"Catherine is a knowledgeable and talented attorney who takes the time to understand the nature of the client’s business and its objectives from an IP point of view, and then works to develop a realistic strategy to achieve those objectives. Her knowledge of the relevant case law, ability to analyse a situation, writing ability, organisational skills and attention to detail cannot be overstated."

Recommendations

Catherine is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024, IAM Patent 1000 2023 and World Trade Mark Review 1000 2024.

“Catherine is a highly skilled practitioner who has an excellent track record of securing trademarks. She is knowledgeable, friendly and patient – she explains in simple terms what needs to be done and brings a personal touch, which is so well received by patrons.”
World Trademark Review 1000 2024

“Catherine Jewell is able to understand very easily what we want to protect and write it in a simple manner. She is smart, fast, and trustworthy.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2024

“John Hull, Catherine Jewell, and Anna Hatt are excellent patent practitioners, and they particularly stand out for their ability to apply European patent law to navigate complex opposition issues.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2024

“James Stones and Catherine Jewell are highly capable patent lawyers who have the ability to simplify complex problems when explaining the best course of action for their clients. Both work very quickly under pressure, are able to think on their feet, and always provide innovative solutions to the problems at hand.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2024

“Catherine Jewell and John Hull’s knowledge of oppositions and case law is impressive; John quickly identifies the key issues and case law that would be most relevant to the matter, and Catherine’s ability to quickly take on complicated matters is unsurpassed.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2024

“Catherine Jewell has a strong technical mind, and her service is very good. She possesses an excellent technical and legal background. She explains everything thoroughly – her communication skills are first class. I must also mention her attention to detail, and that she is a lovely person who is pleasant to work with. My dealings with her have gone very smoothly.”
Client testimonial, IAM Patent 1000 2023

“Catherine acts as the sole point of contact for a range of SMEs and start-ups who can rely on her to provide top-notch IP advice.”
World Trademark Review 1000 2023

“Catherine is a knowledgeable and talented attorney who takes the time to understand the nature of the client’s business and its objectives from an IP point of view, and then works to develop a realistic strategy to achieve those objectives. Her knowledge of the relevant case law, ability to analyse a situation, writing ability, organisational skills and attention to detail cannot be overstated.”
World Trademark Review 1000 2022

Qualifications and memberships

  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court 2023
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent (Ireland) 2018
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 2011
  • European Trade & Design Mark Attorney 2011
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 2010
  • European Patent Attorney 2010
  • Certificate in IP Law, Queen Mary College, University of London 2007
  • PhD Solid State Chemistry, University College London, University of London 2004
  • MChem, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford 1999
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

Awards

The Legal 500 UK, 2024, Next Generation Partner

The Legal 500, 2023, Recommended Lawyer

Career

Before joining the IP profession Catherine worked in solid-state and materials chemistry, concentrating on the synthesis of inorganic materials and manipulation of their structure and properties. During her PhD she studied intercalated materials, while her post-doctoral research focused on potential hydrogen storage materials, particularly alkali metal compounds.

Catherine joined Beck Greener in 2013, becoming a partner in April 2018.

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