Olivia Gray, Senior Associate
Olivia specialises in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trade marks, copyright and designs.
AboutOlivia specialises in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trade marks, copyright and designs. She has acted in cases before the UK's Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She also has experience in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and the EU Trade Mark Office (EUIPO). Olivia’s clients cover a broad range of industry sectors including fashion, retail, food and drink, sports, leisure, entertainment and technology.
Olivia is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising businesses in relation to the infringement and validity of intellectual property rights
- Advising on and implementing brand clearance, trade mark protection and enforcement strategies for brand owners
- Conducting trade mark opposition, revocation and cancellation proceedings in the UK and EUIPO
- Advising on co-existence and collaboration agreements
Charles Russell Speechlys achieves colour trade mark registration for iconic ‘Cadbury Purple’
This decision marks the end of a long journey to register a colour trade mark without contours for Cadbury’s iconic purple brand.
Consumers’ unwitting assumptions: A [wh]iskey business in brand competition
Olivia and Anna look at the Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd v Sazerac Brands LLC case and the question of 'indirect confusion'
Joint and several liability for IP infringement - Directors beware
Olivia takes an in-depth look at the recent Lifestyle Equities v Ahmed case in the Court of Appeal
IP in a Pod: Social Media
What IP issues surround the use and protection of hashtags, memes, GIFs and stickers?
Trade Mark success for the gymnastics National Governing Body
In a recent case, it was found that UK trade marks for "British Gymnastics, More than a sport" were infringed.
Retail Recovery: Brand Protection, Intellectual Property & Brexit
The team discuss brand protection, intellectual property and the relevance of Brexit.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 2
In this episode we discuss the use of third party content and infringement of third party rights.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 1
Are you using the lockdown to create online content at home? Here's some key points to consider.
Olivia Gray writes for Essential Retail on brand protection in the online retail space
Making waves: Copyright in ‘Wave Fabric’ can be protected as a ‘work of artistic craftsmanship’
Charles Russell Speechlys advises discoverIE Group plc on Dutch manufacturer Santon Group
Santon is a Dutch based designer and manufacturer of custom switches for electronic applications.