I specialise in the resolution of disputes relating to intellectual property, reputation management and trade libel. My focus is on the enforcement and protection of our clients’ intellectual property and reputations, brand strategy and management. I have particular experience in the retail, fashion, manufacturing, technology, media and creative industries.
I have been involved in a number of high profile and reported cases since I qualified in 2002, but my highlights include those where search and seizure orders were served or defended in multi million pound parallel import disputes.
Melanie is named as a leader in the field of intellectual property in the North West by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Feedback includes ‘few other lawyers show such determination for their clients’, she ‘will pursue infringers with a dogged determination to fully protect her clients’ intellectual property rights” and she is "extremely dedicated and shows passion and determination for protecting brands”.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and the Licensing Executives Society.