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Gemma Kirkland

Partner, Trade Mark Attorney / Southampton

Gemma Kirkland

Practice Area

Trade mark group


Gemma’s main area of expertise is trade marks, focussing on all aspects of trade marks including clearance searches, new filings, and prosecution matters such as oppositions, cancellation actions, and infringement opinions. Gemma also handles assignments, changes of name and designs.

Gemma’s client portfolio is varied as she acts for both multinational corporations as well as smaller, start-up businesses in many industry sectors, including beverages, consumer products, chefs, restaurants, automobile and financial services.

Prior to joining D Young & Co in 2007, Gemma had professional experience working in-house for BP plc’s Group Trade Marks Department. Gemma was appointed Partner in 2016.

Gemma travels regularly to the US, attending conferences and meeting with clients.


BA (Hons) Legal Studies, University of Greenwich, London.
CharteredTrade Mark Attorney 2009.
European Trade Mark Attorney 2009.
European Design Attorney 2009.
Trade Mark & Design Litigator 2013.


Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
International Trade Mark Association (INTA).

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