Sonia is a Chartered UK and European Trade Mark Attorney and assists clients with a wide variety of trade mark matters such as providing pre-filing advice incorporating clearance searches, and prosecuting UK, EU and International trade mark applications. She regularly advises on contentious matters such as oppositions, revocation and invalidity actions.
Sonia has significant experience in the management and maintenance of trade mark and design portfolios and has handled a number of worldwide assignment projects. She works closely with a wide network of foreign attorneys and has extensive knowledge of overseas filing and examination procedures. Such expertise enables clients to receive strategic and highly tailored advice, both domestically and abroad.
Sonia has particular experience in brand resurrection and brand refreshing. She frequently assists clients to avoid the pitfalls associated with these processes, thereby maximising the value and strength of their brands. She has advised multinational companies, individuals and SMEs operating in a very broad range of industries, most notably the automotive, legal, FMCG, tobacco and catering industries.
Sonia qualified in 2013, before joining Shoosmiths in 2017.