Call Date: 1999
• Intellectual Property & IT
• Chancery & Commercial
• Sports Law
Christy has practised continuously as an intellectual property specialist since 1999. Before reading for the Bar, she took a degree in Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge, specialising in genetics. She maintains an interest in biological sciences, and her academic background equips her easily to handle cases involving biotechnology and general technical and scientific content.
Christy has experience of all fields of intellectual property law, both UK and European, including matters involving patents and registered designs; trade marks, trade names and passing off; copyright in all the various media including software; unregistered design rights; database right; privacy, confidentiality and trade secrets; defamation and trade libel; as well as commercial and contractual matters relating to technical subject matter and to the entertainment business.
Christy regularly accepts direct instructions from patent and trade mark attorneys, and also Public Access instructions. She appears in the Trade Marks Registry and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court as well as the High Court and Appeal Courts.
She has experience of advising in non-contentious matters as well as in more usual contentious situations. In addition, Christy has been admitted to the State Bar of California, and undertakes work in the UK for US attorneys and corporate clients. She has delivered lectures to a variety of expert audiences including the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Queen Mother Fox scholarship (Middle Temple 1998)
• Intellectual Property Bar Association
• State Bar of California
• Associate of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys