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Karen Veitch

Head of Trade Marks

Karen Veitch is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.  Karen is a trade mark specialist, and heads Lincoln IP’s trade mark practice group. 

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Profile

Karen has 20 years’ experience in the trade mark profession, advising clients on all aspects of their UK and European trade marks including adopting and clearing new marks, developing international filing strategies and handling pre-action disputes.  Karen has a particular interest in oppositions and applications for invalidity before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices and managing large international portfolios.  Karen advises clients in a wide and diverse range of sectors including food and drink, finance, energy, education, software, retail and utilities.

Karen is recognised as a “highly recommended” expert by World Trademark Review 1000 and as a “Trade Mark Star – Scotland” in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Star rankings.

Education

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
University of Glasgow

Professional qualifications and affiliations
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney 
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • IP Trade Mark Litigator
  • IP Patent Litigator
Experience

1999 to present
Private practice

Specialisms

Sectors

  • Food and drink
  • Financial services
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Software
  • Retail
  • Consumer goods
  • Utilities 

Services

  • UK and international trade mark filing and prosecution
  • Clearance searching and brand adoption issues
  • Contentious issues including trade mark oppositions and cancellations
  • Handling pre action disputes and negotiation of co-existence settlements
  • International portfolio management