Lorna Hobbs

With nearly 30 years’ experience, Lorna has a wealth of knowledge which she shares with large and small clients alike. Her advice is clear and concise, and she keeps an eye on the commercial realities of her clients’ situations.

Lorna will advise on strategies for clearance searching and how best to protect marks, together with the filing and prosecution of applications, and all contentious matters. She particularly enjoys helping her clients to manage their trade mark portfolios, and to ensure that they are always one step ahead of their competitors.

Lorna’s work has included helping a client protect a major redesign of a household name, and preventing the unauthorised use of a famous UK brand in other countries. Her approach is always to try to settle disputes where it is possible to do so, and she is actively involved in settlement negotiations on behalf of her clients, often chairing meetings between commercial representatives of the parties involved.

Additional information

Partner 1996

Specialisms

Trade marks
Portfolio management
Contentious matters

Qualifications

MA English, Christ Church, Oxford
Registered Trade Mark Attorney 1992

Memberships

CITMA
INTA