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Helen Cawley

Partner, Trade Mark Attorney / Southampton

Helen Cawley

Practice area

Trade mark group


Helen deals with all aspects of trade mark work from clearance searches to enforcement issues. In particular Helen focuses on contentious matters and has handled numerous oppositions and cancellation actions before the IPO and EUIPO. Helen also has extensive expertise in filing and prosecuting trade marks under the Madrid Protocol system. Helen has also handled a number due diligence matters. Helen's direct clients include a multinational television and broadcasting company, multinational beverage company and a number of charities. Helen travels regularly to the US and Japan.

Prior to joining D Young & Co in 2004, Helen had professional experience working in-house for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine Limited and in private practice.


"Cawley is one of the group's star performers on oppositions and cancellations." WTR 1000 2017.

"Talented" Legal 500.

"Oppositions and cancellations ace Helen Cawley draws on her in-house background to craft protection strategies that meet and exceed clients' commercial needs." WTR 1000.

The "very knowledgeable" Helen Cawley "balances practical implications and legal requirements nicely". Legal 500.

"Can always be relied on for sound advice that considers both business and legal needs" World Trademark Review 1000.


BA (Hons) Law & Geography, Oxford Brookes University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), Cardiff University.
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 2005.
European Trade Mark Attorney 2005.
European Design Attorney 2005.


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


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