Associate

Intellectual Property

Associate

Intellectual Property

Expertise

Fiona Timms is an English qualified lawyer specialising in intellectual property. Fiona helps clients to obtain and enforce their IP rights, particularly trade marks, copyright and designs. Fiona has experience in brand enforcement, advertising and drafting commercial agreements, together with experience in coordinating litigation in infringement proceedings for well-known international brands.

Fiona has also assisted in global anti-counterfeiting initiatives in both the digital and physical marketplaces for a variety of popular brands including a major e-cigarette company and a leading women’s activewear and clothing company.

Fiona has further portfolio work experience acting for an international location-based social networking, lifestyle and dating app in respect of their global trade mark portfolio.

Fiona Advises

  • Fashion & Retail
  • Gaming
  • Consumer goods
  • Technology

Experience Highlights

  • Trade marks & Passing off – furniture related products
  • Copyright & Passing Off – advising a major Japanese fashion designer
  • Copyright – acting for a global fashion footwear and accessories retailer
  • Confidential Information – advising a global FX payments platform provider

Publications

Articles:

  • Timms F., ‘The Art of EU Trademark Registrations: Is Intention to Use Now Required?’, International Trademark Association, 20 January 2021
  • Dennis G. and Timms F., ‘Puma’s quest to block Nike’s FOOTWARE mark is de-feeted’, World Trademark Review, 23 September 2020

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Pinsent Masons (2017-2021)

Memberships

  • Joint Education Secretary on the IPSoc Committee (2020-2021)
  • Member of the IPSoc Committee (2019-present)

Education

  • University of Oxford (2021-present)
  • University of Law (2016-17)
  • University of Birmingham (2013-2016)