Tania Clark

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Tania Clark's Profile

Tania Clark is a partner and trademark attorney at Withers & Rogers LLP, a leading firm of IP specialists. She is also a member of the contentious practice and designs groups.

Ms Clark has handled multinational trademark and design applications and is a keen advocate of the Madrid Protocol and Hague systems. She has worked with clients in most sectors and her present portfolio includes companies across a wide range, including finance, online gambling, prepared foods, electronics, prostheses and jewellery.

Ms Clark has strong communication skills and is adept at negotiating settlements of conflicts. She has had considerable experience in managing worldwide filing programmes.

After graduating with a law degree from Birmingham University, Ms Clark went on to pursue a master’s in law at London University (LSE). She also has a diploma in French law from Limoges University in France. Ms Clark qualified as a trademark attorney in 2003 and is also a qualified barrister. She began her legal career working in the IP departments of firms of solicitors and in house for a subsidiary of Total. She has been a trademark attorney for the past 18 years and worked for two other major firms of trademark and patent attorneys before joining Withers & Rogers in 2006.

Ms Clark is a fellow and past president of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys. She was recognised as an IP Star 2020 by Managing IP and was recognised in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000 for her “vast experience, strong leadership abilities and finely tuned prosecution skills”.

Firm Profile

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated IP law firms, with offices in London, Paris and Munich, as well as three other regional offices in the United Kingdom. Established over 130 years ago, the firm remains as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to the clients’ best advantage. Today, clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.

Specialist teams

Withers & Rogers has four core practice groups:

  • advanced engineering;
  • electronics, computing and physics;
  • life sciences and chemistry; and
  • trademarks.

The firm has an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and expertise, with more than 100 patent and trademark professionals. In addition to the core practice groups, the firm has a number of specialist groups, enabling it to pool industry knowledge and bring added value for its clients.

All of Withers & Rogers’ patent and trademark attorneys are selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement and industry knowledge. Along with the firm's registered design attorneys, they advise on the protection and enforcement of IP rights for inventions, brands and designs. Withers & Rogers has extensive commercial and industrial experience, and the team’s technical expertise spans all major technologies.

A comprehensive service

Withers & Rogers offers a comprehensive service that extends to both securing IP rights – such as patents, trademark and design registrations for the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield – and advising on their exploitation and enforcement.

Withers & Rogers is most renowned for its work in strategic intellectual property. The firm builds strategies for clients that embrace critical areas such as innovation culture, due diligence, freedom to operate, invention management and patent mapping, among many others.

Withers & Rogers Renewals, a sister firm of Withers & Rogers, handles renewals on behalf of its clients, enabling them to devote more time to other parts of their business. The renewals team serves a global client base across a huge variety of industries and the network of local patent attorneys and renewal agents around the world gives it truly global reach.

Alongside this, the firm provides proactive support functions that help clients keep track of their intellectual property, stay on top of maintenance and remain in control of cost. This ensures that they receive a service that delivers both technical excellence and commercial insight.

Experience

The trademark group is made up of a very experienced team that is consistently ranked among the top 10 UK firms for UK and European trademark filings. It represents clients across a wide variety of sectors, but has particular expertise advising in the luxury goods and fashion, food and drink and cosmetics industries.

One of the group’s key strengths is understanding business strategy. Members of the team have previously worked as in-house trademark attorneys and are well placed to advise on portfolio management. The firm also has experience advising clients on implementing working strategies to maximise commercial gain from inventions, while keeping costs to a minimum. A number of its clients require a flexible approach to handling their portfolios, including maintaining their databases for them.

International by nature

A truly international practice, Withers & Rogers maintains an established worldwide network of contacts including both trusted foreign IP law firms and direct clients.

With attorneys fluent in most of the official European languages, together with the Munich office and recently opened Paris office, Withers & Rogers is ideally positioned to work with any European jurisdiction.

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