Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney
Rowena graduated from Cambridge with a first class Honours Degree in Classics.
Rowena joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2001. She qualified as a UK and European Trade Mark attorney in 2005 and was made a partner at the firm in 2010.
Rowena works with clients of all sizes, from multi-nationals through to SMEs and start-ups, helping them build and maintain strong brand portfolios that support and are tailored to their individual commercial objectives.
However, she has particular experience in working with large UK corporates looking to exploit and protect their brands abroad, as well as well-established US and European companies for whom the UK is a key market.
Rowena works hard to build close relationships with her clients and to get a real understanding of their businesses which span a wide range of industries, including in particular food and drink, sports equipment/clothing and fashion, media and entertainment, toys and financial services.
Much of her work involves developing and implementing brand protection strategies, clearing and registering trade marks in the UK, EU and further afield, challenging third parties that come too close (in terms of both use and registration), negotiating settlements, managing trade mark portfolios, and working with Trading Standards and Customs in relation to anti-counterfeiting matters.
Rowena joined GJE in 2001 after graduating from Cambridge with a first class honours degree in Classics and was made a partner in 2010.
She is listed as an “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey and is a top-tier ranked attorney in Chambers UK. She has further been named as one of Chambers’ “Leaders in their Field”, awarded ILO’s Client Choice Award for outstanding client care and service, and selected as one of World Trademark Review’s “World’s Leading Trademark Professionals”: “She isn’t just technically excellent, but is one of the few people who gets the business side of it – you could put her into any commercial situation and she would know what to do.”
Although she has hung up her own boots, her love of rugby still burns strong and she is a keen cyclist, especially in the wine-making regions of Europe.