Kerry is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property rights, advising clients on how best to protect the IP rights they have acquired and the pitfalls to avoid. She specialises in the recordal of all types of transactions relating to registered IP rights, including assignments, mergers and name changes in both the UK and worldwide, and regularly leads complex multi-jurisdictional recordal projects. In addition, Kerry advises clients on rights they have acquired over registered IP, including licences and security interests, and how best to protect those acquired rights.
Kerry has close dealings with the UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and WIPO and has developed an in-depth knowledge of their internal recordal procedures as well as the requirements of local IP offices around the world. Kerry’s other expertise includes conducting IP due diligence and advising on entitlement and priority issues, correction of applicant details at the EPO, restorations and co-ownership of IP.
Kerry graduated from the University of Kingston with an honours degree in law before attending law school at the College of Law in York. Following completion of her training at a City law firm, she qualified as a solicitor and since then has worked in private practice as well as in-house for companies such as British-American Tobacco.
Kerry is a member of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee.
Away from the office Kerry can be found exploring the North Norfolk coastline and mentoring students wishing to pursue a career in IP.
- LLB Law (Hons) at University of Kingston
- Part 2 of the Solicitors’ Professional Examination
- Post Graduate Certificate in European Community Law
- Solicitor (qualified in both the UK and Ireland).