Cathy Ayers

M.A. LL.M. PGDip PGC

Managing Associate

Cathy Ayers joined the IP profession in 1990 and has specialised in trade mark and design work since 1992. She has worked for a number of private practice firms and joined Wilson Gunn in 2020, after 13 years with a firm based in the South East.

Trade marks

Cathy has dealt with a very diverse range of clients in her 30 years in the profession, always aiming to add value to clients’ businesses by smoothing the way in dealing with a sometimes complex legal and strategic process.

Dispute resolution, and particularly negotiating settlements, have always been a large part of Cathy’s work. Furthermore, as Cathy has mainly dealt with UK-based clients over the last 20 years, she has a great deal of experience in protecting and defending the rights of UK companies overseas.

Designs & Copyright

Cathy has been a member of CITMA’s Designs Committee and has a keen interest in this species of IP protection. She has experience in filing designs at the UKIPO and EUIPO and advising on design matters further afield.

Education

University of Cambridge – M.A. (Natural Sciences)
Kings College London – PGDip in European Competition Law
Nottingham Trent University – LL.M. in Intellectual Property Litigation
Nottingham Trent University – PGC in Intellectual Property Litigation

Qualifications

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

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