Partner, Trade Mark Attorney Southampton
Profile of Helen Cawley

I became a partner at D Young & Co in 2011 and deal with all aspects of trade mark work. My job is always varied and exciting and I particularly enjoy problem solving, giving strategic advice and improving a client’s negotiating position.

Before I joined the firm, my professional experience included working in-house for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine Limited, and also in private practice. I have extensive expertise in filing and prosecuting trade marks before the UKIPO, EUIPO and the Madrid Protocol system.

I also focus on contentious matters including oppositions, cancellation and invalidation actions before the UKIPO and EUIPO. My direct clients include multinationals in television/broadcasting, consumer care goods, chemicals, manufacturing and a global licensing company, plus several charities. Their global locations and activities mean regular visits to Japan and the US. Most of all, I love working with clients who are as passionate about protecting their IP as I am.



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


  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • MARQUES Association.
The hotshot trademark attorneys working alongside Pennant include Jackie Johnson, Helen Cawley and Richard Burton.
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Helen is reliable, clear, thorough and shows strong business sense, subject-matter expertise and judgement.
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Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
Commercial operator [Helen] Cawley is at her best when handling oppositions and cancellation actions before the UKIPO and EUIPO.
World Trademark Review 1000
A sharpshooter when it comes to administrative disputes, Cawley represents clients with passion.
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