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Karen is a specialist intellectual property (IP) and commercial lawyer with an abundance of international experience. She is recognised as a leading practitioner by various legal directories and has practised in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Karen has advised well-known international IP owners as well as start-ups and creative individuals on all aspects of business issues which involve the protection and exploitation of IP rights in the UK and internationally in a broad range of industries. She has particular expertise in the fashion and beauty, technology, food and beverage and media sectors. Her non-contentious practice includes work from brand management and protection, product development, IP audits, licensing and sponsorship, to IP elements of business sale and purchase and other exploitation of IP rights. She also provides bespoke IP training to clients.

In addition to her non-contentious work, Karen is highly experienced in conducting litigation dealing with disputes at all court levels in the UK, particularly those involving trade marks, copyright, designs, database rights, confidentiality and trade secrets. She has built up considerable experience in the IP Enterprise Court (IPEC) and also advising and managing international disputes on behalf of clients.

Karen is also skilled in the use of alternative approaches to dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She is a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

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