Experienced chartered trade mark attorney, Lindsey Wrenn, has become the third partner in Leeds-based Clarion’s intellectual property (IP) practice.
Having spent more than 25 years as a trade mark specialist, Wrenn has held senior roles within a number of national and international law firms as well as having worked for a trade mark practice and in-house.
A member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, she advises on all aspects of trade mark and registered design protection from brand clearance, filing applications in the UK, Europe and internationally, filing and defending oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions, through to drafting and negotiating licences and assignments.
She also has wide experience of the enforcement and preservation of trade mark and design rights, including the conduct of hearings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices.
Esther Kirwan, who heads Clarion’s IP practice, said: “With over 25 years’ experience, Lindsey is an incredibly knowledgeable trade mark attorney with a huge following in Yorkshire, the UK and beyond.
“With her specialisms in retail, pharma, media and education, she is a great fit for us, further strengthening an already impressive trade mark practice spearheaded by Sarah Molloy, and increasing our capacity.”
Fellow IP partner, Sue Streatfield, added: “Having known Lindsey for many years, she is one of the leading players in this specialist area and will add to our trade mark and registered design expertise, as well as helping us to reinforce our international capabilities.”
Wrenn said: “Clarion was an obvious choice for me, not only because of its first-rate reputation, but also its forward-thinking approach to client service, combined with a collegiate and supportive way of working.
“The team ethos has come across loud and clear in all my dealings with the firm and this was a real draw for me.
“To be joining the dynamic IP team to strengthen its trade mark offering is a very exciting prospect.
“With my extensive experience and contacts, I am relishing the opportunity of helping to develop and move the practice forward, alongside the team.”