Legal Director (Chartered Trade Mark Attorney)
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Melanie Harvey is a Legal Director in Birketts' Corporate Team.
With over twenty years’ experience as a chartered trade mark lawyer, Melanie specialises in trade mark and design protection and enforcement, as well as dispute resolution, brand registration, IP strategy and IP litigation.
Before joining Birketts, Melanie was a Copenacre indentured apprentice with the Ministry of Defence working on engineering projects with the armed forces and NATO. It was whilst working on collaborative engineering projects that Melanie became interested in the ownership of rights.
Melanie has a great deal of experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters and has advised a wide range of clients, both in the UK and internationally, including start-ups, small businesses and international corporations.
She is accredited to appear before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in both trademark and design matters. She has audience rights before the UK's dedicated IP court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and is a member of several key IP Professional bodies including CITMA, ECTA, INTA and AIPPI.
Having previously chaired the Europe and Central Asia subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Non-Traditional Marks Committee, Melanie remains active within INTA, working with their Trademark Office and Practices Committee to provide up-to-date practice knowledge.