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Stephanie Foy

Managing Associate

Personal Profile

Stephanie is a Managing Associate in the Innovation department, in the Intellectual Property team.

She advises clients in relation to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, particularly in relation to matters concerning trade marks (including the management of portfolios), goodwill, copyright, designs rights and confidential information. Stephanie has represented clients in proceedings in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), High Court, the UKIPO and EUIPO, and the Company Names Tribunal. She also acts for clients in domain name disputes.

Stephanie acts for clients across a range of sectors, including media and entertainment, FMCG, fashion and finance.

Stephanie has been a member of ECTA, JLSLA, IPSOC and has written articles for Entertainment Law Review. Stephanie was also shortlisted for "Rising Star of the Year 2024" at the EMEA Managing IP Awards.

In 2019 Stephanie obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property with distinction.

Key Experience

  • Advising on intellectual property disputes, with a particular emphasise on trade mark, passing off, copyright and design disputes before the High Court and IPEC.
  • Advising on trade mark registry proceedings before the UKIPO and EUIPO, including oppositions and cancellations.
  • Managing the worldwide portfolios of leadings brands in, amongst others, the FMCG and finance sectors.
  • Lead Associate in proceedings before the High Court relating to an Inquiry into Damages following a successful trade mark infringement and passing off claim.
  • Lead Associate in simultaneous proceedings before the High Court, Shorter Trial Scheme, and the UKIPO concerning matters of trade mark infringement, passing off, invalidation of a trade mark and malicious falsehood.
  • Lead Associate in various proceedings before IPEC relating to trade mark infringement and passing off.
  • Advising on domain name disputes at WIPO.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Senior Associate, Brandsmiths LLP
Senior Associate, Maucher Jenkins
Associate, Maucher Jenkins
Associate, Joelson LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Joelson LLP
Bournemouth University, Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property
BPP Law School, LPC
BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with LLB Conversion
Durham University, Applied Psychology (BSc)

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