Intellectual Property Team grows with Chartered Trade Mark Attorney appointment

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10/06/2021

Leading law firm, Walker Morris, has appointed Sakura Proctor as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney to its specialist Intellectual Property Team.

Sakura joins the Team from an international law firm where she practiced as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Prior to this she qualified at a national firm of trade mark and patent attorneys. Before qualifying as a trade mark attorney, Sakura qualified as a solicitor, specialising in intellectual property law at a boutique intellectual property firm.

Sakura works on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters including international trade mark portfolio management, international filing and renewal programmes for clients, in addition to advising on trade mark opposition and cancellation matters. Sakura has experience in intellectual property litigation, particularly in relation to trade mark infringement and passing off actions and she also advises clients in relation to copyright and design issues and domain name disputes. Sakura is also a member of CITMA.

Commenting on Sakura’s appointment, Alan Harper, Director and Head of Intellectual Property at Walker Morris, said:

“We are delighted that Sakura has joined the Team, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters as well as experience in intellectual property litigation and will be a valuable member of the Team.

“Sakura is a great fit with the Team and her appointment will further enhance our capability, enabling Walker Morris to further build upon its position as a leading player in the field of intellectual property law.”

The Intellectual Property Team at Walker Morris includes both solicitors and chartered trade mark and design attorneys, allowing us to provide full service advice for all brand related matters. The Team provides full service support and acts for a variety of house hold brands. The Team regularly acts for clients in the Courts to protect and defend their intellectual property and offers specialist advice across the full spectrum of intellectual property law. The Team also supports client’s with securing registered protection for their brands and building their portfolios, global branding, IP audits, intellectual property portfolio management to product, service and IP clearance, licensing and commercialisation.

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