International legal practice Osborne Clarke bolsters its UK IP and trade mark portfolio management practices with several new hires.

Arty Rajendra previously headed up the UK litigation practice at specialist IP law firm, Rouse Legal. A highly regarded IP litigator, she brings extensive experience of trade mark, patent and design litigation. Arty has acted in several leading cases, most recently acting for a technology company in patent infringement and validity proceedings in the Court of Appeal.  She advises major innovative businesses in protecting and enforcing their IP, and addressing IP claims from third parties, across a number of Osborne Clarke’s focus sectors.

Arty has been Chambers UK ranked for several years and in the 2017 edition is described as a practitioner with an ‘excellent reputation for copyright and anti-counterfeiting litigation.’ She trained at Rouse and was promoted to partner in 2004.

Mark Foreman, a UK and European trade mark attorney, also joins from Rouse’s UK office where he jointly headed the trade mark portfolio management practice with Arty.  He brings many years’ experience in trade mark prosecution and global brand management, having joined Rouse in 1999 to develop its international trade mark agency practice.  Mark acts for several multinational household brand owners.

Arty and Mark will also be joined by two additional colleagues, Richard May, who is a senior associate and dually qualified as a trade mark attorney and solicitor, and Leanne Gulliver, who is a qualified trade mark attorney.

The team will be based in Osborne Clarke’s London office starting in late February 2017, and join its existing IP team.

Leona Briggs, Partner and Head of Osborne Clarke’s Litigation Practice Group, said:

“We are very excited to have two such highly regarded practitioners as Arty and Mark join the group.  They will add strength and depth to our IP team, and underline the investment we are making in our IP practice within the group.

“Arty, Mark and the rest of the team will fit very well into the culture of the firm and share the same ambition to grow our IP business both in the UK and internationally. We very much look forward to having them at the firm and to the contribution they will make to our growing the business and to deepening our client relationships”

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