A licensed trademark attorney, Abigail has worked in the area of intellectual property law since 2001 and has over 17 years of experience working with iconic brands across a wide range of industries, including media companies from world-renowned companies, public institutions and consumer goods brands.
She advises on all aspects of UK and EUTM trade mark and design law and practice, including portfolio management, filing and prosecution and litigation matters, and regularly liaises with overseas agents.
Abigail serves on the Education, Qualification and Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the International Trademark Association.
Abigail Wise, Legal Director at Lewis Silkin, said:
“It is an exceptionally exciting time to join the Lewis Silkin IP team. Companies are increasingly relying on IP assets as their primary sources of value and revenue generation, and are facing many challenges and opportunities, including international brand protection in light of Brexit and the drive to market and protect brands online and in the burgeoning metaverse.Lewis Silkin’s IP practice has an exceptional reputation and track record, and I look forward to starting working alongside the team to help our clients thrive and unlock new opportunities for their brands.
Abigail’s appointment follows Lewis Silkin adding Erika Coccia-Peers to the team as a senior trademark attorney. In total, the firm’s IP team, led by partner Tom Gaunt, now numbers over 40 professionals working in the firm’s offices in London, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Oxford and Hong Kong.
Tom Gaunt, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property at Lewis Silkin, commented:
“In what continues to be a real period of growth for Lewis Silkin’s intellectual property practice, it is with great pleasure that I welcome Abigail and Erica to the team. We all look forward to working with both of them as we continue to develop our full-service IP360 solution. IP360 offers clients access to a true one-stop shop for litigation and non-litigation IP expertise, and integrates our patent and trademark lawyers alongside UK-based IP practitioners in EU and Hong Kong.