Lorraine joined Kilburn & Strode in September 2016 and is currently training to qualify as a UK and European Trade Mark Attorney.
Lorraine is a solicitor with experience in contentious UK, EU and international intellectual property law across a broad range of industry sectors including Automotive, Broadcasting, Fashion, Food and Drink, Pharmaceuticals, Publishing, Retail, and Telecoms. Lorraine has created and managed cross-jurisdictional IP enforcement and exploitation programs for major brand owners. In this capacity, Lorraine directed project teams that included local lawyers, investigators, Government officials such as Customs Police and Trading Standards, and clients’ licensees and distributors. Lorraine has been involved in high profile UK litigation including for a British public service broadcaster in copyright infringement actions. Lorraine has also successfully defended a global consumer product company in an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) complaint in relation the allegedly misleading nature of their television advertising for a well-known house hold product.
Lorraine has most recently worked as a Professional Support Lawyer in the International IP Group of a major global law firm where she kept the Group current in UK/EU/International IP developments, managed the Group’s know-how resources, and created and delivered training both internally and to clients.
Lorraine is a dual national (Maltese and British) and speaks Maltese (Arabic based language), Italian and has a working knowledge of French. Lorraine is also entitled to practice as a solicitor in Ireland and Malta.
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (1988)
Solicitor of the Republic of Ireland (2019)
Presidential Warrant to practice as a solicitor in Malta (2019)
LLM, IP and EU Competition Law, Kings College London (2011)
LLM, International IP and Human Rights, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (1995)
Bsc Hons, Psychology, University of Bristol (1981)
The Law Society (current practicing certificate)
C. Lindley, LL. Neale 'Managing a trade mark portfolio' - Kilburn & Strode, Lexis Nexis (2017)
C. Lindley, LL. Neale 'Guidance on the correct use of trade marks in a business - checklist' - Kilburn & Strode, Lexis Nexis, (2017)
‘The ride is over – Magmatic loses its battle for exclusivity in the children’s ride-on animal suitcase market’ (2016)
‘Private copying exception – now you see it, now you don’t!’ (2015)
'IP Litigation team is a "purrrfect" match for IPKat at AIPPI Congress Toronto’ (2014)
‘TV Catchup - Streaming is a "communication to the public"' (2013)
‘Privilege for patent and trade mark attorneys unaffected by Supreme Court’s Prudential ruling’ (2013)