Vanessa Lawrence

Consultant at AA Thornton

Vanessa Lawrence, now operating as a consultant for the firm, stood as a partner in the trademark team from 1997 to 2019, and has worked in the field of trademarks since 1989.

Ms Lawrence’s experience covers a wide range of UK and international trademark cases and she has extensive experience acting across various commercial sectors, including fashion, food and beverages, travel and telecommunications from small entrepreneurial start-ups to global businesses, as well as offshore businesses. Ms Lawrence has particular experience in filing Community design registrations for cutting-edge fashion designs, as well as being involved in anti-counterfeiting measures, recording IP rights with customs authorities around the world, and prosecuting domain name complaints targeted at cybersquatters.


  • Nottingham University (BSc hons biochemistry with genetics)
  • London University (MSc intellectual property – law and science)


Vanessa Lawrence – our main point of contact is knowledgeable, approachable, friendly & extremely professional. A pleasure to work with!

(Director, world’s largest travel company for students and young people).

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AA Thornton
Octagon Point
5 Cheapside
London EC2V 6AA
United Kingdom

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