Alice Findlay #
Alice Findlay is an exceptionally experienced and recommended patent, trade mark and design attorney.
Alice Findlay joined Reddie & Grose in November 2007. Alice has over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on patent, trade mark and design matters, having previously been a partner in the Lloyd Wise Group for 15 years.
Alice is the chairman of PAMIA Limited, the mutual insurer through which the great majority of British and Irish patent and trade mark attorneys obtain their first level insurance cover. Through her nearly 20 years’ involvement, Alice has helped build this extremely successful business.
In her free time Alice particularly enjoys the theatre and is currently a sponsor of new playwriting at the Bush Theatre in West London.
Sources call her “well prepared, proactive, sensible, profoundly knowledgeable about the law and commercially astute”.
On the patent side, Alice’s practice is widespread but with particular focus on the mechanical and material science sectors. Product areas range from everyday household items to sophisticated medical equipment.
Alice has extensive experience with Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office at the Examining Division, Opposition Division and Appeal Board levels. She has attended over 40 Oral Proceedings at the EPO Munich alone and has significant experience of how to get the best for her clients, both in examination and opposition.
Alice’s trade mark clients include a number whose marks are household names. She handles clearing marks for use, through to filing and inter partes issues pre- and post-registration.
When working with both trade marks and designs, Alice regularly gets involved in disputes between rights holders and alleged infringers. Her approach is to endeavour to achieve a pragmatic settlement but to fight when the occasion warrants it. This has proved extremely successful over the years.