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6-10 December 2021
Downing CollegeCambridge University

Katharine Stephens
Partner at Bird & Bird


Katharine Stephens is co-head of the London Intellectual Property Group, and has been a partner at Bird & Bird since 1999. She specialises in patent, trade mark and design litigation, often coordinating and running actions in more than one jurisdiction.

With a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, Katharine has a particular interest in the electronic, computer technology and engineering sectors. Many of the patent actions which she has been involved in over the years concern standard essential patents and patent pools, and she is therefore experienced in dealing with the patent and competition law issues raised in such cases.

She is also experienced in designing and implementing European-wide protection and enforcement strategies based on trade marks and designs.

Katharine is highly ranked across all areas of IP in the major legal guides. Katharine reports each month on trade mark, copyright and design cases for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Journal.

Agenda Sessions

  • An Introduction to the General Principles of Trademark Law and Practices