Lucy Walker

Partner at Barker Brettell LLP

Lucy Walker works with a wide range of domestic and international clients of all sizes across all industries. She prides herself on her ability to provide clear, practical advice, tailored specifically to meet clients’ needs, balanced with commercial and financial requirements. Ms Walker’s clients comment that her commerciality comes through immediately, in an efficient, responsive and well-considered manner; she safeguards their business and minimises risk, while taking a global perspective. Able to hit the right commercial approach, yet remaining down to earth, Ms Walker is often viewed not as an external service provider, but as part of the in-house legal team.

Ms Walker has significant success before the UK Intellectual Property Office, the EUIPO and WIPO, and extensive expertise advising clients in a wide range of areas, including providing strategic and tactical forward-thinking advice on portfolio management and the coordination and prosecution of global filing programmes; advising on the freedom to use and register trademarks, the policing and enforcement of rights and due diligence reviews; and advising on complex IP issues, the filing of domain name complaints and the negotiation and drafting of agreements and licences. Ms Walker is a go-to for clients for advice on Brexit and the impact on their trademark rights.

After completing a law degree, Ms Walker qualified as a trademark attorney in 2008, becoming a partner at Barker Brettell in 2012. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA) and is committed to furthering the education of future professionals by lecturing in various university courses and being an active member of CITMA’s education team for paralegals, acting as a lecturer and examiner – meaning she is fully versed in the latest trademark case law.

Ms Walker has featured in the WTR 1000 in recent years with comments including: “Lucy’s commerciality comes through immediately – she safeguards your business and minimises risk, while taking a global perspective. She handles matters cost effectively and saves you money. She is extremely responsive and very down to earth too.”

Professional associations

  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Carma Labs
  • Etihad Airways
  • Grenade
  • Herman Miller
  • Liberty Group
  • Modere
  • Pearson Plc
  • Pentair
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Firm details

Barker Brettell LLP
100 Hagley Road
Birmingham B16 8QQ
United Kingdom

Contact details

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