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Admired for her broad knowledge and tactical skill, Susan is an IP litigator with experience of handling cases before the High Court, UKIPO and EUIPO.

Expertise

A highly experienced IP lawyer and trade mark attorney, Susan brings her extensive in-house experience to bear to provide clients with practical, business-focused advice on their most challenging disputes. Her tactical acumen and commercial astuteness make her a valued part of any team.

Susan specialises in Intellectual Property law, with a particular focus on trade marks. Having qualified as a solicitor into the market-leading IP department at law firm Bird & Bird, she gained valuable experience in complex litigation. Now at Beck Greener, she continues to specialise in contentious matters, attracting admiration for her sure touch in handling disputes before the UK and EU trade mark offices and the UK High Court.

Following her time at Bird & Bird, Susan moved to an in-house role as head of IP litigation and Brand Protection at a major international TV and radio broadcaster. This has given her a profound insight into the challenges facing the media, along with an understanding of the needs of in-house counsel and the constraints under which they operate. She also regularly advises clients, who range from individual entrepreneurs to major multinationals, on brand protection and exploitation strategies, and assists in trade mark applications and oppositions.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Qualified Solicitor 1994
  • MA (Cantab), Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge 1989

Career

Susan studied law at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge before qualifying as a solicitor with the law firm Bird & Bird. Prior to joining Beck Greener, Susan headed the IP litigation and Brand Protection team of a major international television and radio broadcaster.

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