Lucy Walker works with a wide range of clients, from large multinational enterprises to smaller companies, start-up businesses and individuals across a number of sectors, including automotive, education, travel, health and nutrition. She prides herself on her ability to provide clear and practical advice, tailored specifically to meet her clients’ IP needs, balanced with their commercial and financial requirements. Ms Walker’s clients comment that her commerciality comes through immediately, in an efficient and responsive, yet well-considered manner; she safeguards their business, 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 services provider, but as part of the client’s in-house legal team.
Ms Walker has extensive expertise advising clients in a wide range of traditional trademark matters, providing strategic and tactical forward-thinking advice on filing programmes, filing and prosecuting applications worldwide, advising on the freedom to use and register trademarks, the policing and enforcement of rights domestically and internationally, due diligence reviews, complex IP issues in liquidation proceedings, and the negotiation and drafting of agreements and licences.
Ms Walker is also well versed in non-traditional areas including handling customs matters and domain name complaints. Ms Walker has a particular focus on the automotive industry and is pivotal to the firm’s automotive sector group, regularly presenting on IP strategy within the industry including at the United Kingdom’s largest automotive event, Automechanika.
After completing a law degree, Ms Walker qualified as a trademark attorney in 2008 and became a partner at Barker Brettell in 2012. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA), an EUIPO representative and a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. In addition, she is committed to furthering the education of future trademark attorneys by lecturing in various university courses and is 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.”