Senior Associate, Trademark Attorney
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Laura Gardner became a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2019, having qualified in 2018. She joined Birketts' Corporate Team as a Senior Associate in 2021.
Laura specialises in the protection and enforcement of trade marks and designs, IP strategy, both nationally and internationally, brand use and negotiating contentious issues.
Focussing on delivering pragmatic and timely advice in a manner that is both informative and clear, she has a passion for helping clients protect the fruits of their labour and enjoys getting to know her clients and their particular commercial needs.
As a member of INTA, Laura also endeavours to connect, and nurture lasting and collaborative relationships, with her fellow professionals abroad.
Before joining Birketts, Laura worked and trained at a Patent and Trademark Attorney firm for seven years where she advised a wide range of clients across a broad scope of sectors from arts and entertainment, consumer products and retail, to engineering and construction. Prior to her career in Intellectual Property, Laura gained 10 years of high-level arts and business administration experience in the media and arts, predominantly at the BBC, where her interest in Intellectual Property was first seeded, and at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Laura works in the London office and also from her home in Haslemere, Surrey, where she lives with her young family.
A lover of food, travel and dancing, Laura’s happy place would most likely be a dance floor in a restaurant somewhere in Latin American!