Vanessa Harrow

Head of Trademarks, United Kingdom at Novagraaf

Vanessa Harrow is head of trademarks at Novagraaf United Kingdom. She is a qualified UK chartered trademark attorney, having completed her training in 2017 while at Novagraaf. Ms Harrow focuses on advising clients on their trademark and design portfolios, conducting pre-filing clearance searches, responding to official actions from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and handling offensive and defensive opposition, cancellation and litigation actions. Ms Harrow leads the Novagraaf trademark business in the United Kingdom, working from the Manchester and London offices.

Ms Harrow is a law graduate from the University of Sheffield and obtained a master’s in intellectual property from the University of Manchester. Prior to qualifying as a trademark attorney, Ms Harrow worked as a trademark secretary and paralegal.

Ms Harrow has also built up considerable experience in negotiating and drafting multi-jurisdictional settlement agreements, auditing trademarks portfolios in order to streamline rights and fill gaps in protection, and overcoming substantive objections at the EUIPO and UKIPO in the automotive, consumer goods and consumer business sectors.

Her specialist areas of expertise include trademark registration and portfolio management and trademark portfolio audits. Ms Harrow works with clients in a wide range of industries, in particular in the cosmetics and personal care, drinks/beverages, fashion and textiles, material sciences and packaging design sectors.

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